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Working Paper
Social norms as a barrier to women’s employment in developing countries

This paper discusses cultural barriers to women’s participation and success in the labor market in developing countries...

Culture Institutions Developing countries
Progressive research with amazing people in a beautiful sauna-crazy country: Pui Yi Wong - 2018 PhD Fellow

In the fall of 2018 UNU-WIDER welcomed 11 doctoral students from around the world as part of our PhD Fellowship Programme ...

UNU-WIDER PhD Fellowship WIDER Seminar Series Culture
Book Chapter
Bride price and the wellbeing of women

From the book: Towards Gender Equity in Development

Culture Marriage customs early marriage
Working Paper
Fishermen’s wives: On the cultural origins of violence against women

We study the roots of violence against women, and propose that it partly originates in cultural norms that derive from (a) characteristics of the traditional subsistence problem in different societies, and (b) differences in the sexual division of la...

Violence against women Culture Marine resources
Working Paper
Bride price and the well-being of women

Bride price, which is payment from the groom and/or the groom’s family to the bride’s family at the time of marriage, is a common cultural practice in many African societies...

Culture Marriage customs early marriage
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