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Nabamita Dutta
 
''How is Culture paving the path for Women's Rights?''
( 2010, Vol. 30 No.3 )
 
 
In an emerging literature, informal institutions or culture has been defined based on four important traits - TRUST, RESPECT, CONTROL and OBEDIENCE. This paper investigates the question - do informal institutions, defined by these traits, enhance women's political, social and economic rights? A simple empirical analysis reveals that informal institutions or culture is a determinant of women's rights.
 
 
Keywords: Informal Institutions, Culture, Women's Rights
JEL: Z1 - Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology: General
O1 - Economic Development: General
 
Manuscript Received : Jan 31 2010 Manuscript Accepted : Jul 14 2010

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