Is Democratization Good for Women?
Dr. Wejnert’s talk focuses on the differential effects of a country’s democratization across the continuum of developed/developing countries, and across gender, uncovering gender differences in outcomes of democracy on well-being.
Her research shows indicates that women and men benefit differentially from the growth of democracy, where positive changes in women lag those of men by approximately one generation; subsequently such a lag has a negative impact on children. Furthermore, in lower developed, democratizing countries the effects of democracy on women follow a trend where the initial effects are negative and turn into positive when a country’s level of democracy is above score 6 on scale of 0-10, i.e., a congruent democracy.
She concludes by emphasizing several processes that support these differential outcomes and suggesting policy solutions that may help to rectify these effects.
Tuesday, February 28 at 4:45pm to 6:15pm
1135 Tremont Street