Trade reform and gender in Mozambique

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This paper uses an economywide model to study the impact of trade policy reform on male and female labor in Mozambique. The model disaggregates factor markets by skill and gender, and incorporates links between trade reform, product prices and wages by gender. The model also includes a detailed treatment of production technology and import protection, and is linked to a top-down microsimulation model of households. We find that trade policy has only a modest effect on gender wage differentials, and conclude that policy concerns with gender imbalances should focus on skill upgrading and sectoral mobility rather than on trade policy
TidsskriftNordic Journal of Political Economy
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)73-89
StatusUdgivet - 2006

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JEL classification: D58, O24, O55

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