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Title:Globalization and Gender Inequality: Is Africa Different?
Author:Baliamoune-Lutz, MinaISNI
Year:2007
Periodical:Journal of African Economies
Volume:16
Issue:2
Period:March
Pages:301-348
Language:English
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
world
Africa
Subjects:gender inequality
trade policy
globalization
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
Women's Issues
Law, Human Rights and Violence
Law, Legal Issues, and Human Rights
Equality and Liberation
economics
External link:https://jae.oxfordjournals.org/content/16/2/301.full.pdf
Abstract:Using cross-sectional data (5-year averages for the periods 1990-1994 and 1995-1999), ordinary least-squares and three-stage least-squares estimations, this paper examines the effects of globalization and growth on gender inequality (particularly inequality in literacy) and investigates whether the effects are homogenous across developing countries. In particular, it explores whether the effects of increased trade openness and growth on gender inequality in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are different from those in other developing countries. The empirical evidence indicates that globalization and growth seem to have no effect on gender equality in non-SSA developing countries. However, the paper finds overwhelming statistical evidence that higher integration in world markets and growth cause gender inequality in SSA to increase. The paper's findings suggest that it is extremely important that socioeconomic policies that promote the welfare of women (and, in particular, enhance female literacy) accompany trade reforms and growth-promoting policies. App., bibliogr. notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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