Male Social Status and Women’s Work. Rohini Pande, Charity Troyer Moore, 2018, Paper, “Female labor force participation varies significantly across cultural groups within the same country and among countries with similar levels of economic development (Fernandez and Fogli, 2009). Recent studies have emphasized that cultural values and gender norms – standards describing desirable behavior1 – are important determinants of women’s work (see, for instance, Alesina et al. (2013);..Link