Séminaires LEMMA

Nicolas Frémeaux (Lemma - Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas)

Mardi 21 janvier 2020, 11 heures, salle Maurice Desplas

"Does gender matter in judicial decisions? Evidence from divorce cases"

Abstract :
This paper investigates the role of judge's gender in judicial decisions. We use a unique dataset of 3,000 divorce cases to study several outcomes: child custody, child support, alimonies and procedural decisions.
We find that in most cases male and female judges take similar decisions. However, when there is no or less guidelines like for alimonies, we observe significant different across genders. These differences could be explained by informational and organizational aspects.

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