NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

On the Origins of Gender Roles: Women and the Plough

Alberto F. Alesina, Paola Giuliano, Nathan Nunn

NBER Working Paper No. 17098
Issued in May 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Samuel Bowles, David Clingingsmith, Esther Duflo, Raquel Fernandez, Nicole Fortin, Oded Galor, Pauline Grosjean, Judith Hellerstein, Edward Miguel, Rohini Pande, Louis Putterman, John Wallis, as well as seminar participants at the Bank of Italy, Brown University, Harvard University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, MIT, New York University, Sciences Po, UCLA Kaler Meeting, University of Oklahoma, Washington University St. Louis, World Bank, WAEHS, Stanford’s SITE Conference, Coevolution of Behaviors and Institutions Conference, AEA Annual Meetings, Brooking Africa Growth Forum, NBER Political Economy Meeting, NBER Cohort Studies Meeting, and the IZA/Science Po Workshop on Trust, Civic Spirit and Economic Performance for valuable comments. We also thank Eva Ng for excellent research assistance. Giuliano gratefully acknowledges support from the UCLA Senate. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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