Jobs were relocated to middle income economies in the last two decades of which the effect is observed in the increased employment opportunities. However, a point to be noted here is that the gender wage gap was still persistent and it was mainly low skills sectors that influence women’s participation rate. The extent to which this improved women’s engagement in the labour force is undeniable. However, the extent to which this engagement is appreciated in terms of improving equality can still not be appreciated. A sweatshop economy does nothing to raise the standards of women.
In a negative context, globalization has an impact on the gendered markets because of how the women as a resource are not made transparent to the participants in globalization. Understanding gendered markets in a globalized world would enable businesses and people to tap into readily available resources. An active labour force of women will not be seen as non-participatory, it will be considered as an active resource. For instance, in the statistics of Northern Morocco, it was estimated that around 75 percent in people in men were involved in the labour force. The participation rate for women was less than 10 percent of the rate. However, Beneria (2003) cites from a UNDP Human Development report that the actual statistics was different. A morning in the country showed many women working to bake bread, carrying dough on their head, or washing, or helping out children, while men were the less busy ender. This form of a discrepancy was observed in the case of other nations and regions as well. The discrepancy is universal. In a globalized world, the more transparent the resources, the better chances for international businesses and governments to work with them. However, that is not the case in gendered markets.
The answer to such negative implications is to reconsider the role of women in gendered markets. A UN report for Beijing on the development and advancement for women DAW notes that the growth potential for countries increases when they invest in human capabilities (United Nations Division for Advancement of Women, 1999). The country needs to focus on the issues of inequality and discrimination in order to present a respectable gender neutral and empowered workforce. The role of women in such a development has to go beyond tradition at times. The government and society have to support this changing condition and only in doing so will be able to get the globalization associated economic benefits. Gendered markets effectively stop actual economic benefits that can be accrued. In such markets, the increased number in jobs will probably give rise to some level of increased women participation. However, these benefits are minimal compared to the actual benefits incurred when gender bias does not exist, and when equality prevails (Westley, 2017).