Integrating Equality - Globalization, Women’s Rights, and Human Trafficking
Philipps University Marburg - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
May 31, 2012
International Studies Quarterly, Forthcoming
This paper empirically investigates whether globalization can improve women’s rights. Using panel data from 150 countries over the 1981-2008 period, I find that social globalization positively affects women’s economic and social rights. When controlling for social globalization however, economic globalization does not have any effect on women’s rights. Despite the positive effect of (social) globalization on women’s standing in a country, (marginalized) foreign women, proxied with inflows of human trafficking, are not beneficiaries of such ‘female-friendly’ globalization effects.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 37
Keywords: economic and social globalization, women’s rights, human trafficking
JEL Classification: F15, J13, J16, O16, O19Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: July 4, 2012 ; Last revised: July 27, 2012
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