Berkeley Program in Law and Economics
Gender Differentials in Judicial Proceedings: field evidence from housing related cases in Uruguay
- Author(s): Gandelman, Eduardo
- Gandelman, Nestor
- Rothschild, Julie
- et al.
Using micro data on judicial proceedings in Uruguay we present evidence that female defendants receive a more favorably treatment in courts than male defendants. This is due to longer foreclosure proceedings and higher probabilities of being granted extensions in evictions and dispossessions for female defendants.