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Authors: 
Seguino, Stephanie
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
Working Papers, The Levy Economics Institute 426
Abstract: 
Emphasis on market-friendly macroeconomic and development strategies in recent years has resulted in deleterious effects on growth and well-being, and has done little to promote greater gender equality. This paper argues that the example of East Asia states, which recognized their position as late industrializers, relied on a managed-market approach with the state that employed a wide variety of policy instruments to promote industrialization. Nevertheless, while Asian growth was rapid, it was not enough to produce greater gender equality. A concentration of women in mobile export industries that face severe competition from other low-wage countries reduces their bargaining power and inhibits closure of gender-wage gaps. Gender-equitable macroeconomic and development policies are thus required, including financial market regulation, regulation of trade and investment flows, and gender-sensitive public sector spending.
Subjects: 
gender
inequality
industrial policy
firm mobility
trade
JEL: 
L5
O1
F4
E24
F16
J16
I31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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