Listen or watch Professor Stephanie Barrientos, Global Development Institute, discuss her new book Gender and work: capturing the gains in Global Value Chains.
Building on years of detailed empirical research across different industries and in several countries, Barrientos examines how global values chains are reshaping the gender profile of work across many middle- and low-income countries. Gendered patterns of work in these global value chains can both relegate women workers to poorly paid and unrecognised labour or lead to economic empowerment and enhanced worker rights.
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