Marshall Lecture

EEA
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Michèle Tertilt Keynote Address 25/08 17:45 CEST
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Maristella Botticini
Add to Calendar 2022-08-25 17:45:00 2022-08-25 19:00:00 EEA-ESEM 2022: Marshall Lecture The lecture discusses the evolution of women's rights from an economic perspective.Throughout US history, women gained legal rights in essentially four phases: basic property rights were extended in the late 19th century, political rights such as suffrage in the early 20th century, followed by equal rights in the labor market in the mid- and late 20th century, while the extension of property rights over a women's own body is still ongoing. The lecture discusses the economic and cultural forces behind these legal changes and asks whether the same forces can account for variation in women’s rights across countries today. To do so, recent changes in legal rights are analyzed using cross-country data between 1970 and 2020. Many of the driving forces that were relevant historically in the United States, are equally important to understanding the cross-country variation in the legal position of women today. However, other factors come into play as well such as international pressure, scientific progress and religion. The lecture discusses the evolution of women's rights from an economic perspective.Throughout US history, women gained legal rights in essentially four phases: basic property rights were extended in the late 19th century, political rights such as suffrage in the early 20th century, followed by equal rights in the labor market in the mid- and late 20th century, while the extension of property rights over a women's own body is still ongoing. The lecture discusses the economic and cultural forces behind these legal changes and asks whether the same forces can account for variation in women’s rights across countries today. To do so, recent changes in legal rights are analyzed using cross-country data between 1970 and 2020. Many of the driving forces that were relevant historically in the United States, are equally important to understanding the cross-country variation in the legal position of women today. However, other factors come into play as well such as international pressure, scientific progress and religion. Scottish Economic Society eea1@eeassoc.org Europe/Rome public

The lecture discusses the evolution of women's rights from an economic perspective.Throughout US history, women gained legal rights in essentially four phases: basic property rights were extended in the late 19th century, political rights such as suffrage in the early 20th century, followed by equal rights in the labor market in the mid- and late 20th century, while the extension of property rights over a women's own body is still ongoing. The lecture discusses the economic and cultural forces behind these legal changes and asks whether the same forces can account for variation in women’s rights across countries today. To do so, recent changes in legal rights are analyzed using cross-country data between 1970 and 2020. Many of the driving forces that were relevant historically in the United States, are equally important to understanding the cross-country variation in the legal position of women today. However, other factors come into play as well such as international pressure, scientific progress and religion.

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The Economics of Women's Rights

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The Economics of Women's Rights