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Case Study: A gender-focused macro-micro analysis of the poverty impacts of trade liberalization in South Africa

Margaret Chitiga (), John Cockburn (), Bernard Decaluwe (), Ismaël Fofana () and Ramos Mabugu
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Margaret Chitiga: University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0081, South Africa
Ismaël Fofana: Université Laval, Pavillon J-A DeSève, Quebec, Canada, G1V 0A6

Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Margaret Mabugu

International Journal of Microsimulation, 2010, vol. 3, issue 1, 104-108

Abstract: This case study examines the impacts on poverty and equality of the extended trade liberalisation strategy that South Africa has been following since 1994. The paper features an integrated CGE microsimulation model with explicit incorporation of non-market activities and gender decomposition. This makes it possible to assess the effects of trade liberalization on between and within-group poverty, as well as on gender-disaggregated household production and leisure. The findings reveal that trade liberalization is strongly gender biased against women.

Keywords: household production; leisure; South Africa; trade liberalisation; gender (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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