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GTAP Resource #7180

"Approaches to Gendered CGE Modeling: Review of the Literature and Applied Comparative Analysis"
by Cicowiez, Martin and Hans Lofgren

In recent years, Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models have emerged as an important tool for understanding the gender aspects of a wide range of policies. Drawing on this modeling framework and national accounts data augmented by time-use surveys, these models have been used to address the effects on work and well-being, inside and outside the home, of policies and shocks related to trade, education, child and elderly care, climate, and wage discrimination. In a preliminary survey, more than 40 applications have been identified, most of which are for low- and middle-income countries. Given this, it is timely to take stock of the literature to date, highlighting the strengths, weaknesses and tradeoffs related to different approaches, extracting lessons, and exploring directions for future research that are sensitive to country contexts.

To this end, this paper (a) provides a comprehensive review of the literature on gendered CGE models; the review showcases recent contributions by the authors of this paper to the treatment of care and wage discrimination, including their links to female participation in the (GDP) labor market; (b) describes the challenges of building gendered CGE databases, including gendered Social Accounting Matrices (SAMs); (c) embarks on an applied assessment that analyzes how insights and findings may differ when identical policy scenarios are addressed using models that differ in terms of their treatment of time use (inside and outside the home), the sources of male-female wage gaps, and links between the services provided by households for own consumption and those offered by public and private providers in the GDP economy; and (d) proposes directions for future research, inter alia, related to dynamic links between household services, including child care, productivity, and public infrastructure, and how the modeling of these links depends on improvements in national accounts and insights from complementary research.

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Category: 2024 Conference Paper
Status: Not published
By/In: Presented during the 27th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis (Fort Collins, Colorado, USA)
Date: 2024
Created: Cicowiez, M. (4/11/2024)
Updated: Cicowiez, M. (4/11/2024)
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- Other data bases and data issues
- Domestic policy analysis
- Economic development
- Labor market issues
- Model extension/development
- Not Applicable

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