Gender inequality and economic growth: a time series analysis for Pakistan
AbstractThis paper attempts to analyze the impact of gender inequality on economic growth of Pakistan. An annual time series data for the period of 1972-2009 has been used in this study. We have regressed growth rate of real gross domestic product (GDP) per capita on labour force growth, investment, trade openness and a composite index of gender inequality. The results reveal that labour force growth, investment and trade openness have statistically significant and positive impact whereas gender inequality has a significant and negative effect on economic growth of Pakistan.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 37176.
Date of creation: 2011
Date of revision: 2011
Publication status: Published in Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research 4.10(2011): pp. 434-439
Gender inequality; Economic Growth; Time Series;
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- F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies
- J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
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