New Trends in Global Trade are Changing How Women Work in the Developing World

from  Global Dispatches -- World News That Matters

Mar 27, 2019

 

Global trade is changing how women work. Supermarkets and major brands source much of their materials and manufacturing in the developing world as part of a "Global Value Chain." This is a way of obtaining raw materials and bringing goods to market that has become more and more common among major global brands in recent years. One consequence of this trend in global trade and global sourcing has been to upend traditional dynamics around gender and work. Stephanie Barrientos is a professor of glo...more

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