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Changing male perceptions of gender equality: Evidence from an experimental study

Cuong Nguyen and Finn Tarp

No wp-2018-171, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)

Abstract: Reducing gender inequality is a critically important development challenge, especially in countries with widespread and deep-rooted prejudices against women. In this study, we use a randomized control trial to examine whether facilitating Vietnamese men to reflect about gender equality can reduce their gender bias. We randomly selected two groups of husbands and requested one group to make comments on gender-related laws and another group to write stories about gender equality.

Keywords: Gender; Inequality; Male perception; Experimental design; Cognitive dissonance; Women's empowerment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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