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dc.contributor.authorDoepke, Matthiasen_US
dc.contributor.authorTertilt, Michèleen_US
dc.contributor.authorVoena, Alessandraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-24en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-15T07:50:32Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-15T07:50:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201201113750-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/58668-
dc.description.abstractWomen's rights and economic development are highly correlated. Today, the discrepancy between the legal rights of women and men is much larger in developing compared to developed countries. Historically, even in countries that are now rich women had few rights before economic development took off. Is development the cause of expanding women's rights, or conversely, do women's rights facilitate development? We argue that there is truth to both hypotheses. The literature on the economic consequences of women's rights documents that more rights for women lead to more spending on health and children, which should benefit development. The political-economy literature on the evolution of women's rights finds that technological change increased the costs of patriarchy for men, and thus contributed to expanding women's rights. Combining these perspectives, we discuss the theory of Doepke and Tertilt (2009), where an increase in the return to human capital induces men to vote for women's rights, which in turn promotes growth in human capital and income per capita.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6215en_US
dc.subject.jelJ10en_US
dc.subject.jelN30en_US
dc.subject.jelO10en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordwomen's rightsen_US
dc.subject.keywordpolitical economyen_US
dc.subject.keyworddevelopmenten_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechterdiskriminierungen_US
dc.subject.stwGleichberechtigungen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsinvestitionen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheitskostenen_US
dc.subject.stwHumankapitalen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftswachstumen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungen_US
dc.titleThe economics and politics of women's rightsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn697277240en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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