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The Evolution of Gender Wage Inequality in Senegal Following the Economic Partnership Agreements

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There are considerable gender inequalities in the Senegalese labor market. As Senegal will open its trade with the European Union (EU) in the framework of the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA), we can ask whether the new economic equilibrium will be associated with a rise or fall in labor-market gender inequality. We here use the most recent data from the National Statistic and Demographic Agency of Senegal to analyze, in a prospective manner, the evolution of pay by gender following EPA trade opening. Our ex-ante analysis is based on a computable general equilibrium model that includes a gender dimension. Our key finding is that, under the most likely hypothesis regarding the way in which lower Senegalese tariff revenues will be offset, trade opening will significantly increase population well-being, but at the same time increase the gender wage gap.

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  • Franck Viroleau, 2015. "The Evolution of Gender Wage Inequality in Senegal Following the Economic Partnership Agreements," EconomiX Working Papers 2015-10, University of Paris Nanterre, EconomiX.
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    Keywords

    Gender inequalities; Trade opening; CGEM; EPA; Senegal; Ex-ante evaluation; Public policy.;
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    JEL classification:

    • C68 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computable General Equilibrium Models
    • D58 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Computable and Other Applied General Equilibrium Models
    • D61 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • D78 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Positive Analysis of Policy Formulation and Implementation
    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations

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