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Effects of Trade Liberalization on the Gender Wage Gap: Evidences from Panel Data of the Indian Manufacturing Sector

Manabu Furuta, Prabir Bhattacharya and Takahiro Sato
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Manabu Furuta: Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration (RIEB), Kobe University, Japan
Prabir Bhattacharya: School of Social Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

No DP2017-22, Discussion Paper Series from Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration, Kobe University

Abstract: This paper examines the effects of trade liberalization on the gender wage gap in the Indian manufacturing sector during the period 2000 to 2007. We find that trade liberalization has had the effect of widening the gender wage gap in the labour-intensive, but not in the capital-intensive, industries. The explanations offered for the widening gender wage gap are in terms of the Stolper-Samuelson effect and trade-induced skill biased technical change. Policy implications of the findings are noted.

Keywords: Gender wage gap; Trade liberalization; Manufacturing sector; India (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F16 J16 J31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 16 pages
Date: 2017-09, Revised 2018-03
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