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Gendered Perspectives on Economic Growth and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Stephanie Seguino () and Maureen Were

No wp-2014-056, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)

Abstract: Researchers have linked sub-Saharan Africa's (SSA) poor growth performance in recent decades to several factors, including geography, institutions, and low returns to investment. This literature has not yet integrated the research that identifies linkages between gender, economic development, and growth, however. This paper explores the macro effects of gender, transmitted via the productive sector and in the household, in part due to the tendency for work?paid and unpaid?to be gender-segregated. Macro-level policies in turn can have differential effects on men and women.

Keywords: Economic development; Fiscal policy; Income distribution; Macroeconomics; Women (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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