Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/224050
Authors: 
Mansour, Hani
Medina, Pamela
Velasquez, Andrea
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 13608
Abstract: 
We study gender differences in the labor market reallocation of Peruvian workers in response to trade liberalization. The empirical strategy relies on variation in import competition across local labor markets based on their industrial composition before China entered the global market in 2001. We find that exposure to Chinese imports led to short-run declines in the employment share of women and men. However, the adverse employment effects are only persistent for women, leading to a reduction in their labor force participation. Lack of job market opportunities in the non-tradable sector act as a significant friction that prevents women from fully offsetting trade-induced displacements.
Subjects: 
import competition
female employment
gender discrimination
JEL: 
E24
F14
J16
J71
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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