Endogenous Gender Power: The Two Facets of Empowerment
Victor Hiller () and
No 2020.04, Working Papers from International Network for Economic Research - INFER
A large body of evidence suggests that womenâ€™s empowerment, both within the household and in politics, benefits to children and has the potential to promote economic development. Nevertheless, the existing interactions between these two facets of empowerment have not been considered thus far. The aim of the present paper is to fill this gap by proposing a theoretical framework in which womenâ€™s bargaining power within both the private sphere and the public sphere is endogenous. We show that the mutual interplay between the evolution of womenâ€™s voice in the family and in society may lead to the emergence of multiple equilibria and pathdependency phenomena. We also discuss policy interventions that are the most suitable to promote womenâ€™s empowerment when its multidimensional nature is taken into account.
Keywords: Female Empowerment; Intrahousehold Bargaining Power; Institutional Bargaining Power; Gender Inequality; Economic Development. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Pages: 40 pages
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