Courant Research Centre: Poverty, Equity and Growth - Discussion Papers 73
Employing economic and social globalization indicators, we empirically analyze whether globalization affects womens rights in the economic and social dimensions. Using panel data from 150 countries over the 1981-2008 period, we find that social globalization positively affects both womens economic and social rights, while the impact of economic globalization disappears when controlling for social globalization. Furthermore, we find that social globalization also reduces son preference problems, prevailing in developing countries. However, (marginalized) foreign women, proxied with inflows of human trafficking, are not beneficiaries of such female-friendly globalization effects.
economic and social globalization womens economic and social rights son preference human trafficking