The Impact of Globalization on Women: Testing Vandana Shiva’s Critique of Development
Christopher Kilby () and
Sally Scholz ()
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Sally Scholz: Department of Philosophy, Villanova University, http://www40.homepage.villanova.edu/sally.scholz/
No 15, Villanova School of Business Department of Economics and Statistics Working Paper Series from Villanova School of Business Department of Economics and Statistics
Vandana Shiva argues that through the masculinization of agriculture globalization has turned nature and women into passive fields for sowing. Shiva’s critique that international trade, and globalization more generally, has undermined the social and economic position of women in less developed countries provides a wealth of testable hypotheses. For example, Shiva’s argument implies that gender earnings inequality is higher in countries that are more integrated into the world economy, ceteris paribus. After summarizing her argument, we test this hypothesis through cross-sectional regression analysis.
Keywords: Gender Earnings Inequality; Vandana Shiva; Kuznets Curve (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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