Modern Gender Roles and Agricultural History: The Neolithic Inheritance

@article{Hansen2012ModernGR,
  title={Modern Gender Roles and Agricultural History: The Neolithic Inheritance},
  author={Casper Worm Hansen and Peter Sandholt Jensen and Christian Volmar Skovsgaard},
  journal={Business History eJournal},
  year={2012}
}
This research proposes the hypothesis that societies with long histories of agriculture have less equality in gender roles as a consequence of more patriarchal values and beliefs regarding the proper role of women in society. We test this hypothesis in a world sample of countries, in regions of Europe, and among immigrants and children of immigrants living in the US. This evidence reveals a significant negative relationship between years of agriculture history and female labor force… Expand
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