The economics of female genital cutting

Tatyana Chesnokova*, Rhema Vaithianathan

*この研究の対応する著者

研究成果: Article査読

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The practice of female genital cutting (FGC) has a long history in Africa and it is thought that over 130 million females alive today have undergone the practice. In this paper, we model FGC as a pre-marital investment. We show how the rat-race nature of the marriage market may result in inefficiently high equilibrium levels of FGC. We argue that in this case, regulation results in a (potential) Pareto improvement and that even weak regulation can be effective in eradicating FGC.

本文言語English
論文番号64
ジャーナルB.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy
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出版ステータスPublished - 2010
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 経済学、計量経済学
  • 経済学、計量経済学および金融学(その他)

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