The impact of modern trade policies on the position of women across the world has produced a growing literature in recent years. This has largely concentrated on analyses of the impact on women of privatisation and trade liberalisation during the course of the past two decades. There has been increased interest on the part of the OECD, World Bank, and International Organization for Migration, and international NGOs in the relationship between trade and migration. However, there has to date been very little discussion of gender issues in relation to this nexus. In this article we will look at the effect on women of trade liberalisation policies and migration.
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