Explicit and Legal Forms of Discrimination Against Women

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1 Explicit and Legal Forms of Discrimination Against Women Examples from U.S. History No Right to Vote When was suffrage extended to women?
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2 Were there economic consequences of giving women the vote? Coverture Legal rights of a married woman invested in her husband. -- cannot own property separate from husband -- cannot enter contracts on her own behalf
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3 Married Women’s Property Laws Three forms: 1. Property: right to own and control separate property from husband 2. Earnings: right to keep earnings from own labor 3. Sole trader: right to trade, write contracts, or engage in business on own account
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4 Did coverture affect women’s economic activity? Why might we expect coverture to affect women’s economic activities
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5 Why might we expect coverture to affect women’s economic activities 1. Husbands and wives might not share everything equally 2. Impact on inheritance patterns 3. Impact on incentives for single women to accumulate skills or wealth 4. Insurance aspect of separate property
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