Introduction: Why a Feminist Economics of Trade?

IP (Irene) van Staveren, D (Diane) Elson, Caren Grown

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Abstract

This book brings together 14 contributions that collectively represent the building blocks for a feminist economics of international trade. It shows how the tools of economic analysis, informed by gender analysis, can be used to examine the interaction of trade relations and gender relations. It is motivated by a concern to reduce gender inequality and increase the power and well-being of poor women in poor countries. It is concerned not only with the impact of trade on gender inequality, but also with the impact of gender inequality on trade.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Feminist Economics of Trade
EditorsIrene van Staveren, Diane Elson, Caren Grown, Nilufer Cagatay
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter1
Number of pages10
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9780203946077
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2007

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