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


There will be a positive relationship between traditional plough use and contemporary attitudes reflecting gender inequality (503).


This test relies on data from the World Values Survey and the IPUMS-International Census. Includes historical and contemporary controls.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Multiple regressionSupportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN