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Gender Inequality and Economic Growth in Spain: An Exploratory Analysis

  • Dominguez Martin, Rafael

    (U Cantabria)

  • Guijarro Garvi, Marta

    (U Cantabria)

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    This paper compares the geometric variant of the Gender-Related Development Index with that of the Human Development Index for Spanish provinces (EUROSTAT Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics-3, NUTS-3) in 1959, 1981, and 1999. The main objective is to carry out an exploratory analysis of the relationship between these indices and two alternative indices of gender inequality--the Relative Status of Women and the Gender Inequality Index. An analysis of the relationship between these indices and economic growth at the provincial level is also conducted.

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    Article provided by Southern Regional Science Association in its journal Review of Regional Studies.

    Volume (Year): 39 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 23-48

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    Handle: RePEc:rre:publsh:v:39:y:2009:i:1:p:23-48
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