21 minutes | Mar 5th 2020

124. Is Trade Bad for Women?

Does globalization contribute to the gender wage gap? Beata Javorcik (Oxford University, EBRD) joins to explain one overlooked channel. She describes how job flexibility demands for companies that interact in foreign markets across multiple time zones penalize women. With evidence from Norway, they also discuss whether this is driven by perceptions in gender differences that might be overcome by policy change.

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