EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

The Effect of Gender Inequality on Economic Development: Case of African Countries

Khayria Karoui () and Rochdi Feki ()
Additional contact information
Khayria Karoui: University of Sfax
Rochdi Feki: University of Sfax

Journal of the Knowledge Economy, 2018, vol. 9, issue 1, 294-300

Abstract: Abstract The debate on the impact of the gender inequality on growth was highly ambiguous. Some studies have shown a positive association between these two while others presented the opposite. The purpose of this research is to investigate the effects of gender inequality on economic growth in Africa. To this end, a dynamic panel model was estimated by the generalized method of moments (Arellano and Bond 1992). Our results indicate that there is a negative and significant relationship to the 10 % threshold between gender inequality index (GII) and economic growth (GDP).

Keywords: Gender inequality; Economic growth; Economic development; Dynamic panel data (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)
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s13132-015-0341-9 Abstract (text/html)
Access to the full text of the articles in this series is restricted.

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:spr:jknowl:v:9:y:2018:i:1:d:10.1007_s13132-015-0341-9

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.springer.com/economics/journal/13132

Access Statistics for this article

Journal of the Knowledge Economy is currently edited by Elias G. Carayannis

More articles in Journal of the Knowledge Economy from Springer, Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET)
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla ().

 
Page updated 2019-05-21
Handle: RePEc:spr:jknowl:v:9:y:2018:i:1:d:10.1007_s13132-015-0341-9