Owen Ozier - World Bank, DECRG

Gendered Language

    Date:  10/18/2018 (Thu)

    Time:  3:30pm- 5:00pm

    Location:  Seminar will be held on-site: Gross Hall 270

    Organizer:  Manoj Mohanan, Ph.D.

Meeting Schedule: Login or email the organizer to schedule a meeting.

    All meetings will be held in the same location as the seminar unless otherwise noted.

    8:30am - Breakfast- Robyn Meeks, Manoj Mohanan

   10:00am - Duncan Thomas

   10:30am - Giovanna Merli

   11:00am - Matt Masten

   11:30am - Romina Tome, Jessica Miranda

   12:00pm - Lunch- Gabriel Cunha, Jeremy Lebow, Damien Kim

   1:00pm - Faraz Usmani

   1:25pm - Thomas Polley

   1:50pm - Gabor Nyeki

    2:15pm - Rob Garlick

    2:45pm - Marcos Rangel

    3:15pm - Seminar Prep

    3:30pm - Seminar Presentation (3:30pm to 5:00pm)

    6:00pm - Dinner w/ Marcos Rangel, Rob Garlick, Raymond Guiteras

    Additional Comments:  Languages use different systems for classifying nouns. Gender languages assign many — sometimes all — nouns to distinct sex-based categories, masculine and feminine. At the cross-country level, we document a robust negative relationship between prevalence of gender languages and women’s labor force participation. In countries in Sub-Saharan Africa where indigenous languages vary in terms of their gender structure, as well as within India, we show that educational attainment and female labor force participation are lower among those whose native languages are gender languages. Our cross-country data also permit a novel permutation test, demonstrating that the patterns we find are robust to statistical correction for the clustered nature of variation in linguistic structures within hierarchical language families.