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Politico-Economic Regimes and Attitudes: Female Workers under State-Socialism

Campa, Pamela and Serafinelli, Michel (2019) 'Politico-Economic Regimes and Attitudes: Female Workers under State-Socialism.' The Review of Economics and Statistics, 101 (2). 233 - 248. ISSN 0034-6535

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Abstract

This Paper investigates whether attitudes are affected by politico-economic regimes. We exploit the efforts of state-socialist regimes to promote women’s economic inclusion. Using the German partition after WWII, we show that women from East-Germany are more likely to place importance on career success compared to women from West-Germany. Further, the population at large in East-Germany is less likely to hold traditional gender-role attitudes. Examining possible mechanisms, we find that the change in attitudes under the East-German regime was larger in areas where the growth in female employment was larger. A comparison of Eastern versus Western Europe confirms these results.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2019 14:46
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2020 15:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/23918

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