How is a woman’s life influenced by where she grew up and where she lives as an adult? On October 12, the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics (BFI) hosted Professor Kerwin Charles for a luncheon lecture on “The Effects of Sexism on American Women: The Role of Norms vs. Discrimination.” In a new working paper, Professor Charles and his colleagues employ a novel approach that examines how prevailing sexist beliefs shape life outcomes for women. Essentially, they find that sexism affects women through two channels: one is their own preferences that are shaped by where they grow up, and the other is the sexism they experience in the place they choose to live as adults.
12:30 – 12:35 p.m. Welcome and introduction
12:35 – 1:15 p.m. Presentation
1:15 – 1:30 p.m. Audience Q&A
1:30 p.m. Program concludes