Gender equity and globalization: Macroeconomic policy for developing countries
Stephanie Seguino () and
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This paper reviews the evidence of gender effects of globalization in developing economies. It then outlines a set of macroeconomic and trade policies to promote gender equity in the distribution of resources. The evidence suggests that while liberalization has expanded women’s access to employment, the long-term goal of transforming gender inequalities remains unmet and appears unattainable without regulation of capital, and a reorientation and expansion of the state’s role in funding public goods and providing s a social safety net. This paper sets forth some general principles that can produce greater gender equality, premised on shifting economies from profit-led, export-oriented to wage-led, full-employment economies. The framework is Kaleckian in its focus on the relationship between the gender distribution of income and macroeconomic outcomes.
Keywords: gender; income distribution; well-being; industrial policy; foreign direct investment; trade; macroeconomic policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F4 J2 O11 O2 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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