Gender Inequality in Education: Impact on Income, Growth and Development
AbstractThis Paper explains the causes of the Gender Inequality of education and analyze how the gender inequality in education impacts the economic growth & development, investment and population growth etc. The paper finds that the gender inequality in education is as an endogenous variable and show that it can be explained to a considerable extent by religious preference, regional factors, and civil freedom. For some of these variables, the direction of the effect depends on the particular measure of inequality. The fact that these variables systematically explain gender differentials in education and health suggests that low investment in women’s human capital is not simply an efficient economic choice for developing countries.
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Date of creation: Nov 2005
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Gender Inequality in Education; Growth; Investment; Development; Gender Inequality;
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- J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2006-12-04 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2006-12-04 (Development)
- NEP-EDU-2006-12-04 (Education)
- NEP-HRM-2006-12-04 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
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