Quotation Prettner, Klaus, Strulik, Holger. 2017. Gender Equity and the Escape from Poverty. Oxford Economic Papers New Series. 69 55-74.




We set up a unified growth model with intra-household bargaining of spouses. In line with the data for less developed countries, we assume that women desire to have no more children than men and to invest no less in education per child. We show analytically that women’s empowerment promotes the transition from a state of high fertility, low education, and sluggish economic growth towards a state of low fertility, high education, and fast economic growth if the child quantity–quality preferences of spouses differ substantially. In this case, targeted policies to empower women represent a promising development strategy.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Oxford Economic Papers New Series
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, VW-C
Language English
Title Gender Equity and the Escape from Poverty
Volume 69
Year 2017
Page from 55
Page to 74
Reviewed? Y
URL https://academic.oup.com/oep/article-abstract/69/1/55/2698730
DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/oep/gpw043
Open Access N


Prettner, Klaus (Details)
Strulik, Holger (University of Göttingen, Germany)
Department of Economics (Crespo Cuaresma) (Details)
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