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Trade liberalization can create economic opportunities for poor people. But are these opportunities available to men and women equally? Do the gender disparities in access to education, health, credit, and other resources limit the gains from trade and the potential benefits to poor women? This volume introduces the gender dimension into empirical analyses of the links between trade and poverty, which can improve policy making.The collection of chapters in this book is close to an ideal macro-micro evaluation technique that explicitly assesses the importance of gender in determining the poverty effects of trade shocks. Part I, relying on ex ante simulation approaches, focuses on the macroeconomic links between trade and gender, where labor market structure and its functioning play a key role. Part II concentrates on micro models of households and attempts to identify the ex post effects of trade shocks on household income levels and consumption choices. It also addresses questions about possible changes in inequality within households due to improved economic opportunities for women.'Gender Aspects of the Trade and Poverty Nexus' will be invaluable to policy makers, development practitioners and researchers, journalists, and students.
Table of Contents
Gender Aspects of the Trade and Poverty Nexus: Introduction and Overview
The Gender Effects of Trade Liberalization in Developing Countries: A Review of the Literature
The Macro Approach: Social Accounting Matrices and Computable General Equilibrium Models of Trade, Gender, and Poverty
Oil Price Shocks, Poverty, and Gender: A Social Accounting Matrix Analysis for Kenya
Exports and Labor Income by Gender: A Social Accounting Matrix Analysis for Senegal
Trade, Growth, and Gender in Developing Countries: A Comparison of Ghana, Honduras, Senegal, and Uganda
The Micro Approach: Household Models of Trade, Gender, and Poverty
Higher Prices of Export Crops, Intrahousehold Inequality, and Human Capital Accumulation in Senegal
More Coffee, More Cigarettes? Coffee Market Liberalization, Gender, and Bargaining in Uganda
Gender Impacts of Agricultural Liberalization: Evidence from Ghana
Can Maquila Booms Reduce Poverty? Evidence from Honduras
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