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Does gender inequality reduce growth and development economique? Evidence for a panel from African countries

Khayria Karoui () and Rochdi Feki ()
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Khayria Karoui: University of Sfax
Rochdi Feki: University of Sfax

Quality & Quantity: International Journal of Methodology, 2018, vol. 52, issue 5, 2055-2061

Abstract: Abstract This study aims to identify the impact of gender disparities on the development of African countries. To this end, a dynamic panel model has been estimated by Arellano and Bond (1991) to control the endogeneity of gender indicators. Econometric modeling has shown that an increase in the enrollment rate of girls would result in an improvement in the standard of living in African countries. Moreover, it is shown that inequalities between men and women in terms of life expectancy have a negative impact on economic growth. It also appears that an increase in the rate of female participation in the labor force relative to that of men would result in a reduction in the level of economic development.

Keywords: Economic growth; Gender inequalities; Dynamic panel; African countries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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