Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/19801
Authors: 
Spielmann, Christian
Busse, Matthias
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
Proceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Kiel 2005 / Verein für Socialpolitik, Research Committee Development Economics 8
Abstract: 
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 labourintensive 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.
Subjects: 
Gender Inequality
Trade
Comparative Advantage
JEL: 
J80
F11
F16
J70
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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