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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.

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