Politico-economic regimes and attitudes: female workers under state-socialism

This event investigates the extent to which attitudes are affected by politico-economic regimes.

  • Tue 7 Nov 17

    16:00 - 17:30

  • Colchester Campus

    Economics Common Room 5B.307

  • Event speaker

    Michel Serafinelli, University of Toronto

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Economics, Department of

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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.



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