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Announcement Extra office hours: Thursday from 11 am to 2:30 pm.
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Lecture 15 (March 4) :Globalization and other topics Globalization and partisan politics Globalization and gender Globalization and democracy Globalization and culture Globalization and environment
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Globalization and gender z Has globalization increased or reduced the discriminations against women? z Men are paid more than women by employers, even though they have no greater merit and productivity within the firm, simply because of prejudice (Gary Becker). -> Any firm that indulges this prejudice is going to be at a __________________________vis-à-vis firms that hire without this prejudice. z When we have a closed economy and all domestic firms share this prejudice, it will not make any firm less competitive. -> z When we introduce foreign competition, the foreign firms that do not share this prejudice will be able to gain in ________________over domestic firms that indulge the prejudice. -> z Liberalized trade puts pressure on domestic firms to shed their prejudice. z Gender wage gap will narrow in the industries that must compete with imports produced by unprejudiced firms elsewhere.
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Women in export processing zones z Export processing zones -> EPZs prefer young women workers because they are pliable, docile, and uncomplaining workers who are unwilling to unionize to improve their wages and working conditions. ->Women are gaining employment, but under conditions that
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