EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Political regimes and the family: How sex-role attitudes continue to differ in reunified Germany

Stefan Bauernschuster and Helmut Rainer ()

Munich Reprints in Economics from University of Munich, Department of Economics

Abstract: We exploit the German separation and later reunification to investigate whether political regimes can shape attitudes about appropriate roles for women in the family and the labor market. During the divided years, East German institutions encouraged female employment, while the West German system deterred women, in particular mothers, from full-time employment. Our results show that East Germans are significantly more likely to hold egalitarian sex-role attitudes than West Germans. Despite a scenario of partial policy convergence after reunification, we find no evidence for a convergence process in gender attitudes. Indeed, if anything, the gap in attitudes rather increased.

Date: 2011
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (13) Track citations by RSS feed

Published in Journal of Population Economics 1 25(2011): pp. 5-27

There are no downloads for this item, see the EconPapers FAQ for hints about obtaining it.

Related works:
Journal Article: Political regimes and the family: how sex-role attitudes continue to differ in reunified Germany (2012) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:lmu:muenar:20152

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Munich Reprints in Economics from University of Munich, Department of Economics Ludwigstr. 28, 80539 Munich, Germany. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Tamilla Benkelberg ().

 
Page updated 2020-04-06
Handle: RePEc:lmu:muenar:20152