On the origins of gender roles: Women and the plough

The Quarterly Journal of Economics Vol/Iss. 128(2) Oxford University Press Published In Pages: 469-530
By Alesina, Alberto, Giuliano, Paola, Nunn, Nathan


Countries with a history of plough use will have lower female participation in politics the year 2000 (490).


Includes historical and contemporary controls.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Multiple regressionSupportedp < 0.01UNKNOWNUNKNOWN