Case Study: A gender-focused macro-micro analysis of the poverty impacts of trade liberalization in South Africa
AbstractThis case study examines the impacts on poverty and equality of the extended trade liberalisation strategy that South Africa has been following since 1994. The paper features an integrated CGE microsimulation model with explicit incorporation of non-market activities and gender decomposition. This makes it possible to assess the effects of trade liberalization on between and within-group poverty, as well as on gender-disaggregated household production and leisure. The findings reveal that trade liberalization is strongly gender biased against women.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Interational Microsimulation Association in its journal International Journal of Microsimulation.
Volume (Year): 3 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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household production; leisure; South Africa; trade liberalisation; gender;
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