8 Mar 2020

Is Trade Bad for Women?

WTI Advisory Board member Beata Javorcik shares her thoughts in episode 124 of the Trade Talks podcast with Soumaya Keynes & Chad Bown.

Does globalization contribute to the gender wage gap? WTI Advisory Board member Beata Javorcik describes how job flexibility demands for companies that interact in foreign markets across multiple time zones penalize women. With evidence from Norway, the episode also also looks at whether this is driven by perceptions in gender differences that might be overcome by policy change.

You can listen to the full episode here.