Jana Vyrastekova (Radboud University): Female entrepreneurship and gender norms

What is the link between female entrepreneurship and gender norms in developing countries? We implement an incentivized experiment in India in order to address this question. The invited married couples participate in within-couple and in anonymous cross-gender interactions. The implemented coordination game is designed the address the gender norm of male dominance in the earnings domain.

Organisator Environmental Economics and Natural Resources

di 22 januari 2019 12:30 tot 13:30

Locatie Leeuwenborch, building number 201
Hollandseweg 1
6706 KN Wageningen
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Do female entrepreneurs reveal different gender norms than female non-entrepreneurs? And does the relevant gender norm differ across the context of family vs. market interactions? We test the hypothesis that female entrepreneurs more likely choose the efficient action in the coordination game even if it imposes disadvantageous income inequality on the male participant, and discuss implications of our findings for the role of entrepreneurship on female empowerment.