Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/141860
Authors: 
Gouda, Moamen
Potrafke, Niklas
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 5883
Abstract: 
Discrimination has been documented against women in Muslim-majority countries. Constitutions differ among Muslim-majority countries. By using women’s rights indicators and exploiting cross-country variation, we find that discrimination against women is more pronounced in countries where Islam is the source of legislation. Constitutions changed in only four Muslim-majority countries since 1980. We discuss anecdotal evidence to what extent women’s rights changed as a consequence of new constitutions. Empirical studies should thus distinguish between types of Muslim-majority countries.
Subjects: 
gender equality
countries with Muslim majority
Al-Azhar’s Islamic constitution
JEL: 
D63
I39
J16
O11
Z12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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