Gender and Trade Aspects of Labour Market

Papyrakis, E., Verschoor, A. and Covarrubias, A. (2012) Gender and Trade Aspects of Labour Market. Journal of Development Studies, 48 (1). pp. 81-98. ISSN 0022-0388

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Abstract

We provide a comprehensive up-to-date review of the large body of theory and evidence on the linkages between trade liberalisation and gender inequality in income, as well as two of the latter's key underlying determinants: wages and employment. On balance, the evidence for developing countries points to an overall beneficial impact of trade expansion on female employment, both relative to male employment and in absolute terms, although largely concentrated in unskilled manufacturing. By contrast, the bulk of the evidence suggests a widening gender wage gap as a result of freer trade.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
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Depositing User: Elissaios Papyrakis
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2013 13:15
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2018 15:35
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/41529
DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2011.561324

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