EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Empirical Analysis of Key Drivers of Gender Equality in Tertiary Education Enrolment in Africa

John Anyanwu

International Journal of Economics and Financial Research, 2018, vol. 4, issue 7, 197-213

Abstract: 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)
Date: 2018
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://www.arpgweb.com/pdf-files/ijefr4(7)197-213.pdf (application/pdf)
https://www.arpgweb.com/?ic=journal&info=archive&j ... 018&issue=7&volume=4 (text/html)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:arp:ijefrr:2018:p:197-213

Access Statistics for this article

International Journal of Economics and Financial Research is currently edited by Dr. Abu Hassan Bin Md Isa

More articles in International Journal of Economics and Financial Research from Academic Research Publishing Group Rahim Yar Khan 64200, Punjab, Pakistan.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Managing Editor ().

 
Page updated 2019-07-22
Handle: RePEc:arp:ijefrr:2018:p:197-213