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dc.contributor.authorAdida, Claire L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLaitin, David D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorValfort, Marie-Anneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-15en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-15T07:59:19Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-15T07:59:19Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201207125546-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/58974-
dc.description.abstractMuslims do less well on the French labor market than their non Muslim counterparts. One explanation for this relative failure can be characterized by the following syllogism: (1) the empowerment of women is a sine qua non for economic progress; (2) in-group norms among Muslims do not empower women; and hence (3) Muslim communities will underperform economically relative to non-Muslim communities. This paper, relying on a unique identification strategy that isolates religion from national origin and ethnicity, and on experimental as well as survey evidence collected in France, puts this syllogism to a test. Our data show that Muslim and Christian gender norms are as postulated. However, the correlations between Muslim vs. Christian immigrants and the channels purported to link in-group gender norms to economic progress are weak and inconsistent. Speculations are offered on the intervening variables that mitigate the effect of Muslim gender norms on economic performance.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6421en_US
dc.subject.jelC90en_US
dc.subject.jelD03en_US
dc.subject.jelJ15en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.jelJ71en_US
dc.subject.jelZ12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keyworddevelopmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordIslamen_US
dc.subject.keywordgenderen_US
dc.subject.keyworddiscriminationen_US
dc.subject.keywordFranceen_US
dc.subject.keywordexperimental economicsen_US
dc.subject.stwMigrantenen_US
dc.subject.stwEthnische Gruppeen_US
dc.subject.stwMuslimeen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechterdiskriminierungen_US
dc.subject.stwTesten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsmarkten_US
dc.subject.stwFrankreichen_US
dc.titleGender, economic development and Islam: A perspective from Franceen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn715722565en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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