Women’s rights: What’s in it for men?

Matthias Doepke, Michèle Tertilt

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Abstract

Women in rich countries largely enjoy gender equality while those in poor countries suffer substantial discrimination. This column proposes an explanation for the relationship between economic development and female empowerment that emphasises changes in the incentives males face rather than shifts in moral sentiment. Technological change that raises demand for human capital may give men a stake in women’s rights.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalVoxEU
StatePublished - May 26 2008

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