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Abstract

The paper studies the relationship between female genital mutilation-cutting FGM-C dynamics, social expectations and fundamentals across African countries. We show that socioeconomic conditions are overall worse in countries where FGM-C is practiced. Yet when we consider the dynamics of FGM-C within countries that perform it, there is no clear link between fundamentals and the decline of the practice. We find instead that FGM-C dynamics are strongly related to social expectations and social capital. Our findings have implications for policy interventions aimed at reducing FGM-C.



Item Type: MPRA Paper -

Original Title: Female Genital Mutilation: Fundamentals, Social Expectations and Change-

Language: English-

Keywords: Female genital mutilation; Sexual and reproductive health; Social norms-

Subjects: C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General > C13 - Estimation: GeneralI - Health, Education, and Welfare > I0 - GeneralZ - Other Special Topics > Z1 - Cultural Economics ; Economic Sociology ; Economic Anthropology > Z13 - Economic Sociology ; Economic Anthropology ; Social and Economic StratificationZ - Other Special Topics > Z1 - Cultural Economics ; Economic Sociology ; Economic Anthropology > Z18 - Public Policy-





Author: Bicchieri, Cristina

Source: https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/67523/







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