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Women Leaving the Playpen: The Emancipating Role of Female Suffrage
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
 
ID 4661675
Author(s) Slotwinski, Michaela; Stutzer, Alois
Author(s) at UniBasel Stutzer, Alois
Slotwinski, Michaela
Year 2023
Title Women Leaving the Playpen: The Emancipating Role of Female Suffrage
Journal The Economic Journal
Volume 133
Number 650
Pages / Article-Number 812-844
Abstract We study how political empowerment affected women‚Eurotms emancipation as reflected in their life choices. The staggered introduction of female suffrage in Swiss states allows us to exploit the variation in the age at which women were exposed to the right to vote to estimate the differences in life choices between women who were socialised in a world with politically empowered women and those who were socialised before. Our empirical findings document that early exposure to female suffrage increased female labour force participation, weakened marital bonds and motivated human capital investment.
Publisher Oxford University Press
ISSN/ISBN 0013-0133 ; 1468-0297
edoc-URL https://edoc.unibas.ch/93405/
Full Text on edoc Available
Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.1093/ej/ueac077
Document type (ISI) article
 
   

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