Gender and Trade

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Essay #: 054840
Total text length is 6,022 characters (approximately 4.2 pages).

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Gender and Trade
How do industrialized nations work to develop trade policies that promote greater human development? For too long, trade laws were put in place that disproportionately worked in favor of the developed countries that enacted the policies. The workers in third world countries rich with natural resources or cheap human capital often realized little quality of life improvement despite trade growth. As trade liberalization continues within this increasingly globalized world, human development trade policy has gained momentum as a more complete assessment of how effective trade agreements should be made.
Few economists or policy makers will dispute the assertions that international trade works to increase competition, spread...
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.....onal resources. Universal primary education should be set as a goal. This has been shown to promote stability, reduce poverty and cut birth rates – all of which stand to benefit women to a greater degree than men. This increased investment in education can very well create a virtuous cycle that sustains the empowerment of all individuals and creates greater opportunities for advancement throughout society.
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