AN EXPLORATORY CROSS-COUNTRY ANALYSIS OF GENDERED INSTITUTIONS
Article first published online: 9 DEC 2011
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of International Development
Volume 25, Issue 1, pages 108–121, January 2013
How to Cite
van Staveren, I. (2013), AN EXPLORATORY CROSS-COUNTRY ANALYSIS OF GENDERED INSTITUTIONS. J. Int. Dev., 25: 108–121. doi: 10.1002/jid.1850
- Issue published online: 13 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 9 DEC 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 20 OCT 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 17 OCT 2011
- Manuscript Received: 18 DEC 2009
- women's empowerment
The standard empowerment model underlying gender policies by international organisations emphasises women's access to resources. This paper presents an exploratory analysis of the relative importance of access to resources as compared with women's agency, recognising that this agency may be limited by gendered institutional constraints. It presents a cross-country analysis with a variety of formal and informal gendered institutions, access to resources and well-being achievements. The regression analysis suggests that women's empowerment depends both on access to resources (positively) and on gendered institutions (negatively), with different institutions affecting different dimensions of empowerment. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.