Authors’ note : The authors thank the following for their guidance on various incarnations of this article: Robert Ingram, Taehyun Nam, Amy Risley, Jean Robinson, Stephanie Seguino, Shawna Sweeney, Ree Wells, and the editor and reviewers at ISQ. Thanks to Rod Abouharb and David Cingranelli for use of their SAP data. The CIRI data used in the analyses were partially sponsored by the National Science Foundation (Grant No. 0318273), which is not responsible for any conclusions drawn from those data. Please direct correspondence to David Richards at firstname.lastname@example.org. Replication data for this article are available at the ISQ data archive Web site at http://www.isanet.org/data_archive/.
Women’s Status and Economic Globalization
Article first published online: 27 NOV 2007
International Studies Quarterly
Volume 51, Issue 4, pages 855–876, December 2007
How to Cite
Richards, D. L. and Gelleny, R. (2007), Women’s Status and Economic Globalization. International Studies Quarterly, 51: 855–876. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2478.2007.00480.x
- Issue published online: 27 NOV 2007
- Article first published online: 27 NOV 2007
This article examines the relationship between women’s status and economic globalization. The expectations of both proponents and skeptics of globalization are discussed with regard to women’s status, and a series of statistical examinations of this relationship are performed using data on 130 countries from 1982 to 2003. To control for the potential sensitivity of findings to the use of particular indicators of women’s status, we use five indicators of women’s status from two different data sources to represent the economic, political, and social spheres of women’s status. As well, four indicators of economic globalization are used. We find that the relationship between economic globalization and women’s status varies by type and era and, in the majority of instances, economic globalization is associated with improved women’s status.