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October 2022

Isadora Frankenthal | HP X CHIBE Hybrid Research Seminar

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1104 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA United States
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Female Labor Productivity Reduces Domestic Violence - Evidence from Peru with Isadora Frankenthal | PhD Candidate, MIT HYBRID SEMINAR In Person: 1104 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive | Virtual: Attendees may attend via Zoom (https://upenn.zoom.us/j/95353951407) Abstract: This study investigates the impact of female employment and earnings on domestic violence in Peru. I construct exogenous shifters of gender-specific labor productivity by exploiting gender-specific comparative advantage in the production of major export crops, along with time variation in international crop prices and cross-sectional variation in crop composition across districts. Female labor productivity reduces domestic violence, including severe physical violence and female homicide,…

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