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The Power of Parity: How Advancing Women's Equality can Add $12 trillion to Global Growth


  • Jonathan Woetzel


In this report, MGI explores the economic potential available if the global gender gap were to be closed. The research finds that, in a full-potential scenario in which women play an identical role in labor markets to men’s, as much as $28 trillion, or 26 percent, could be added to global annual GDP in 2025. This estimate is double that of other studies’ estimations, reflecting the fact that MGI has taken a more comprehensive view of gender inequality in work.

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  • Jonathan Woetzel, 2015. "The Power of Parity: How Advancing Women's Equality can Add $12 trillion to Global Growth," Working Papers id:7570, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:7570
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