Untangling Links Between Trade, Poverty and Gender
Latin American Experience Shows Women Need Support to Benefit From Trade Liberalisation
This paper examines why and how trade liberalization affects men and women in different ways, drawing on evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean. The authors argue that while the governments recognize the need to address gender inequalities if women are to benefit from trade liberalization, they have not been accompanied by the necessary social policy measures. They examine policy implications and look at how trade-related policies can enhance women’s and men’s capabilities to take advantage of market opportunities, given the patterning and dynamics of poverty in the region.
© 2008 Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Nicola Jones, Hayley Baker