Historical Conflict and Gender Disparities
Diego Ramos-Toro ()
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This paper establishes the detrimental effect of historical conflict on contemporary gender disparities. Such effects appear to be absent when focusing on female labor participation, revealing that long-run determinants of women’s positioning do not opperate solely through labor outcomes. Further, a historical compilation of Mexican conflicts was digitized and geo-referenced to establish the persistence of such results at a subnational level. Causal estimates are achieved at this level by exploiting exogenous changes introduced by the Columbian exchange and by long-run reductions in precipitation. Finally, the document examines gender views of US respondents and of second-generation migrants in Europe to show that culture constiutes a mechanism through which gender biases emerge and consolidate.
Keywords: Historical conflict; Gender Disparities; Female Labor Force Participation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J16 N30 Z10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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