Upstreamness, social upgrading and gender: Equal benefits for all?
Benoît Mahy () and
Francois Rycx ()
Additional contact information
Benoît Mahy: University of Mons (humanOrg) and DULBEA
No 359, Working Paper Research from National Bank of Belgium
This paper examines social upgrading related to firms’ participation in Global Value Chains (GVCs) from a developed countries’ perspective. Merging detailed matched employer-employee data relative to the Belgian manufacturing industry with unique information on firm-level upstreamness, we investigate whether workers on the upstream stage of GVCs benefit from higher wages. We also enrich our analysis with a gender dimension. Unconditional quantile regressions and decomposition methods reveal that firms’ upstreamness fosters workers’ social upgrading. Nevertheless, gains are found to be unequally shared among workers. Male top-earners are the main beneficiaries; whereas women, irrespective of their earnings, appear to be unfairly rewarded.
Keywords: Social upgrading; global value chains; WagesGender; Developed countries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F61 F66 J16 J31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 39 pages
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-hme and nep-int
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:nbb:reswpp:201810-359
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in Working Paper Research from National Bank of Belgium Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ().