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Education, norms, and gender equality

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Title: Education, norms, and gender equality
Authors: Ralsmark, Hilda
Issue Date: Jun-2017
Extent: 47
Publication type: report
Organization: Dept. of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
Keywords: Gender equality
Gender norms
Labor market
Household Economics
Abstract: Despite major developments in gender equality, differences between men and women’s economic and social behaviors remain. Several studies demonstrate the importance of gender norms in explaining a significant part of the gender gap. But what shapes gender norms? I provide evidence on the role of education, considered to be a key factor to reach gender equality, in influencing attitudes on gender norms in two different domains: the labor market and household. Exploiting educational reforms in Euro... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL: D10;J16;I20
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