Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/101843
Authors: 
Hazarika, Gautam
Jha, Chandan Kumar
Sarangi, Sudipta
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8374
Abstract: 
We posit that historical resource scarcities played a role in the emergence of gender norms inimical to women that persist to this day. This thesis is supported by our finding that nations’ historical resource endowments, as measured by the historical availability of arable land, are statistically significantly negatively related to their present levels of gender inequality, as gauged by the United Nations Development Programme’s Gender Inequality Index.
Subjects: 
scarcity
culture
history
gender
JEL: 
N90
O15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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