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dc.contributor.authorCamilotti, Giulia*
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-04T09:54:20Z
dc.date.available2018-10-04T09:54:20Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttps://basepub.dauphine.fr/handle/123456789/18072
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectSenegalen
dc.subjectcustomsen
dc.subjectFemale Genital Excisionen
dc.subject.ddc306.3en
dc.subject.classificationjelI.I1.I15en
dc.subject.classificationjelK.K4.K42en
dc.titleInterventions to stop female genital cutting and the evolution of the custom: evidence from age at cutting in Senegalen
dc.typeArticle accepté pour publication ou publié
dc.description.abstractenLegal sanctions and awareness campaigns are increasingly used to try to reduce female genital cutting (FGC). In this article, I show that these interventions against FGC, rather than leading to the abandonment of the practice, can have unintended and potentially harmful effects on the way FGC is performed. Using DHS data from Senegal, I find that girls born in a year and a region where the law against FGC has been legally enforced are cut almost one year earlier. No significant effect of the law is found on the prevalence of FGC. Using a unique dataset from the region of Kolda in Senegal, I find a decreasing trend in age at cutting after the year of the introduction of the law sanctioning FGC. In both cases, I interpret the decrease in age as the result of a process of de-ritualisation and individualisation of FGC due to the push towards the secrecy of the practice.en
dc.relation.isversionofjnlnameJournal of African Economies;0963-8024
dc.relation.isversionofjnlvol25en
dc.relation.isversionofjnlissue1-1en
dc.relation.isversionofjnldate2016-01
dc.relation.isversionofjnlpages133–158en
dc.relation.isversionofdoi10.1093/jae/ejv013en
dc.relation.isversionofjnlpublisherOxford academyen
dc.subject.ddclabelSociologie économiqueen
dc.relation.forthcomingnonen
dc.relation.forthcomingprintnonen
dc.description.ssrncandidatenonen
dc.description.halcandidatenonen
dc.description.readershiprechercheen
dc.description.audienceInternationalen
dc.relation.Isversionofjnlpeerreviewedouien
dc.relation.Isversionofjnlpeerreviewedouien
hal.person.labIds410992*


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