research data . Dataset . 2020

Data and Code for: Misperceived Social Norms: Women Working Outside the Home in Saudi Arabia

Bursztyn, Leonardo; González, Alessandra; Yanagizawa-Drott, David;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2020
  • Publisher: ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Abstract
Through the custom of guardianship, husbands typically have the final word on their wives’ labor supply decisions in Saudi Arabia. We provide incentivized evidence that the vast majority of young married men in Saudi Arabia privately support women working outside the home (WWOH) from a normative perspective, while they substantially underestimate the level of support for WWOH by other similar men – even men from their same social setting, such as their neighbors. We then show that randomly correcting these beliefs about others increases married men’s willingness to help their wives search for jobs, as measured by their costly sign-up for a job-matching service f...
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free text keywords: Randomized Control Trial, Social Sciences
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