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dc.contributor.authorRahim, Fazeeren_US
dc.contributor.authorTavares, Joséen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-15T14:21:10Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-15T14:21:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/48315-
dc.description.abstractWe present a growth model where savings, fertility, labour force participation and gender wage discrimination are endogenously determined. Households consist of husband and wife, who disagree on how to allocate resources to their individual consumption. Household decisions are made by bargaining and the bargaining power of each spouse depends on the market income he/she brings home. This provides the basis for the reluctance of men to grant women equal access to labour markets despite the fact that this hurts them in terms of reduced family income. Economic development makes discrimination costlier, initiating a positive cycle of high female participation, low fertility and high growth. Our empirical study is in two parts. Firstly, we use cross-country micro data to test the hypothesis that development is negatively related to male 'preference for discrimination'. We show that men's views converge to those of women over the development process and that, for low levels of income, a large majority of men have discriminatory views. Our conclusion is that a turning point occurs at an annual per capita GDP of around $15000. Secondly, we exploit the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 to find out what cause individuals to change their discriminatory preferences over time.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZBW - Deutsche Zentralbibliothek für Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft Kiel und Hamburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesProceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Berlin 2011 69en_US
dc.subject.jelD13en_US
dc.subject.jelJ7en_US
dc.subject.jelJ13en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.jelO15en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEconomic Developmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordFertilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordFemale Labor Force Participationen_US
dc.subject.keywordGender Discriminationen_US
dc.titleFamily matters: endogenous gender discrimination in economic developmenten_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn665472056-
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:gdec11:69-
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