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Gender Inequality and Trade

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  • Busse, Matthias
  • Spielmann, Christian

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The paper empirically explores the international linkages between gender inequality and trade flows of a sample of 92 developed and developing countries. The focus is on comparative advantage in labour-intensive manufactured goods. The results indicate that gender wage inequality is positively associated with comparative advantage in labour-intensive goods, that is, countries with a larger gender wage gap have higher exports of these goods. Also, gender inequality in labour force activity rates and educational attainment rates are negatively linked with comparative advantage in labour-intensive commodities.

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  • Busse, Matthias & Spielmann, Christian, 2004. "Gender Inequality and Trade," HWWA Discussion Papers 308, Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWA).
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:hwwadp:26218
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    Keywords

    Gender Inequality; Trade; Comparative Advantage;
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    JEL classification:

    • J80 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - General
    • J70 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - General
    • F11 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Neoclassical Models of Trade
    • F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions

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