Female Empowerment and Social Institution

IDE Research Bulletin

March 2018

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The aim of this research is to improve our understanding of seemingly gender-discriminatory social institution in the developing world, from the perspective of economic development and female empowerment. One one hand, social institution may be manifestation of women's disempowerment. On the other hand, it may play a role in enhancing women's welfare in the context where women's human rights are not sufficiently protected. To meet this research objective, two empirical studies using micro-level data are conducted.