Empirical Analysis of Key Drivers of Gender Equality in Tertiary Education Enrolment in Africa
International Journal of Economics and Financial Research, 2018, vol. 4, issue 7, 197-213
In addition to analyzing the characteristics of gender equality in tertiary education enrolment in Africa, this paper empirically studies the key drivers of gender equality in tertiary education enrolment, using cross-sectional time series data from 1970 to 2012. Our results show that the coefficient associated with the level of real GDP per capita is positive and statistically significant. Our results also suggest that higher domestic investment, increased economic globalization, the quadratic element of political globalization, economic globalization, ethnic fractionalization, increased democracy, and Christian dominance in a country increase gender equality in tertiary education enrolment in the continent. However, increases in the level of political globalization and increased incidence of civil wars tend to lower it. The policy implications and lessons of these results are discussed.
Keywords: Key drivers; Gender equality; Tertiary education enrolment; Africa. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J16 J18 I21 I28 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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