Eradicating Women-Hurting Customs: What Role for Social Engineering?

  title={Eradicating Women-Hurting Customs: What Role for Social Engineering?},
  author={Emmanuelle Auriol and Giula Camilotti and Jean-Philippe Platteau},
  journal={CEPR Discussion Paper Series},
Social engineering refers to deliberate attempts, often under the form of legislative moves, to promote changes in customs and norms that hurt the interests of marginalized population groups. This paper explores the analytical conditions under which social engineering is more or less likely to succeed than more indirect approaches when it comes to suppress gender-biased customs. This implies discussing the main possible interaction frameworks leading to anti-women equilibria, and deriving… 

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