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Gender Inequality and Economic Growth: A Time Series Analysis for Pakistan
Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research (2011)
  • Zahid Pervaiz
  • Muhammad Irfan Chani
  • Sajjad Ahmad Jan
  • Amatul R. Chaudhary
Abstract
This paper attempts to analyze the impact of gender inequality on economic growth of Pakistan. An annual time series data for the period of 1972-2009 has been used in this study. We have regressed growth rate of real gross domestic product (GDP) per capita on labour force growth, investment, trade openness and a composite index of gender inequality. The results reveal that labour force growth, investment and trade openness have statistically significant and positive impact whereas gender inequality has a significant and negative effect on economic growth of Pakistan.
Keywords
  • Gender Inequality,
  • Economic Growth,
  • Trade Openness
Publication Date
2011
Citation Information
Zahid Pervaiz, Muhammad Irfan Chani, Sajjad Ahmad Jan and Amatul R. Chaudhary. "Gender Inequality and Economic Growth: A Time Series Analysis for Pakistan" Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research Vol. 10 Iss. 4 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/chani/9/