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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, 2017 at 4:45pm to 6:15pm

Renaissance_Park, 909
1135 Tremont Street

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CSSH, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, International Affairs Program, Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology and Anthropology



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The International Affairs Program, The Department of Political Science, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology

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