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Gender, Decent Work, and Global Production Sharing in Indonesian Manufacturing

Shaianne T. Osterreich

Journal of Economic Issues, 2020, vol. 54, issue 1, 54-76

Abstract: Global commodity chains reflect and affect gendered labor markets. This article uses the Decent Work framework from the International Labour Organization to analyze employment outcomes for Indonesian workers in manufacturing. This research investigates trends in feminized manufacturing sectors in variously sized firms. Regression analyses is used to evaluate how firm characteristics related to global production sharing effect decent work outcomes for women and men, as well as female share of employment itself. The results suggest that exports and FDI affect men and women differently and that feminization and decent work outcomes depend on how the sector is positioned along the global value chain.

Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1080/00213624.2020.1720563

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