Trade Openness and Gender Discrimination

8 Pages Posted: 5 Oct 2005

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Jorge Arbache

University of Brasilia - Department of Economics

Marina Santos

University of Brazil

Date Written: April 2005

Abstract

This paper investigates the impact of trade liberalization on gender wage discrimination. We employ a simple method that is able to capture the direct impacts of openness at the industry level on the gender wages. We find evidence that increasing openness is associated with narrowing wage gap, which results mainly from men's wages declining. This is consistent with the Becker's (1957) proposition that competition reduces discrimination in the labor market.

Keywords: Gender, discrimination, labor market, competition, trade liberalization

JEL Classification: J16, J71

Suggested Citation

Arbache, Jorge and Santos, Marina C. P., Trade Openness and Gender Discrimination (April 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=812564 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.812564

Jorge Arbache

University of Brasilia - Department of Economics ( email )

Campus Universitário Darcy Ribeiro
Asa Norte
Brasília, Distrito Federal 70910-900
Brazil
+ 55 61 8194 4529 (Phone)

Marina C. P. Santos (Contact Author)

University of Brazil ( email )

Brasilia/DF, 70.910-900
Brazil

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