Economics of culture

The Legacy of the Missing Men. The Long-Run Impact of World War I on Female Labor Force Participation

The interwar inflow of women in the labor force due to WWI persisted until today through intergenerational transmission mechanisms.

Decomposing Culture. An Analysis of Gender, Language, and Labor Supply in the Household

Married female immigrants to the U.S. who speak a language with sex-based grammatical rules exhibit lower labor force participation, hours worked, and weeks worked.

The Legacy of the Missing Men: World War I and Female Labor in France Over a Century

Dissertation defended at the Departement of Economics of the University of Chicago in Spring 2018.

Language Structures

Grammatical Gender Structures database

Language and Gender Roles among Immigrants to the U.S. A Historical Perspective

First-generation immigrants to the U.S. from 1910 to the present are less likely to participate in the labor force if their mother tongue marks gender distinctions more pervasively.

Migration As A Window Into The Coevolution Between Language And Behavior

The epidemiological approach enables to identify the relationship between sex-based gender distinctions in language and female labor force participation.

Do Female/Male Distinctions in Language Matter? Evidence from Gender Political Quotas

The pervasiveness of gender distinctions in grammar is strongly correlated with the adoption of political gender quotas.

The Grammatical Origins of Gender Roles

Women speaking languages that more pervasively mark gender distinctions are less likely to participate in economic and political life, and more likely to encounter barriers in their access to land and credit.