Despite the backlash against globalization, trade has the potential to lift the well-being of women. Trade can empower women, especially in developing economies, and help reverse past patterns of discrimination to boost national economic and social development. But the achievement of these outcomes is not clear-cut, according to researchers Ben Shepherd and Susan Stone. In this illuminating report, the authors offer important suggestions to analysts and policy makers on how to make globalization work for women.
About the Authors
Ben Shepherd leads the Developing Trade Consultants firm. Susan Stone directs a division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.