Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/211309
Authors: 
Jayachandran, Seema
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper No. 2019/74
Publisher: 
The United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), Helsinki
Abstract: 
This paper discusses cultural barriers to women's participation and success in the labor market in developing countries. I begin by describing how gender norms influence the relationship between economic development and female employment, as well as how gender norms differ substantially across societies at the same level of economic development. I then discuss in more detail specific gender-related social norms and how they constrain women's employment. I present examples of policies aimed at dismantling these cultural barriers to female employment and the impacts they have.
Subjects: 
culture and institutions
developing countries
economic development
female employment
labor supply
social norms
JEL: 
O1
J16
J22
Z1
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-708-8
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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