This event investigates the extent to which attitudes are affected by politico-economic regimes.
16:00 - 17:30
Economics Common Room 5B.307
Michel Serafinelli, University of Toronto
Lectures, talks and seminars
Economics, Department of
We focus on gender-role attitudes and female attitudes toward work, exploiting the efforts of state-socialist regimes to promote women’s economic inclusion.
In the main part of the analysis, we take advantage of the German partition into East and West to implement a spatial discontinuity design.
Our estimates indicate that the attitudes of interest were profoundly affected by the regimes. We also find a regime effect on female employment, consistent with historical accounts. A comparison of attitudes and employment in Eastern versus Western Europe confirms these results.