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Gender equality, growth, and how a technological trap destroyed female work

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Development economists have long studied the relationship between gender equality and economic growth. More recently economic historians have taken an overdue interest. We sketch the pathways within the development literature that have been hypothesised as linking equality for women to rising incomes and the reverse channels, from higher incomes to equality. We describe how the European Marriage Pattern literature applies these mechanisms, and we highlight problems with the claimed link betwe...

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University of Oxford
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SSD
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Economics
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University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
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Article number:
191
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Oxford Economic and Social History Working Papers
Publication date:
2021-05-12
Paper number:
191
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English
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1176137
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2021-05-12

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