A Model of Gender Inequality and Economic Growth

Published By: Asian Development Bank Institute | Published Date: February, 01 , 2016

This paper introduces a model of gender inequality and economic growth that focuses on the determination of women’s time allocation among market production, home production, child rearing, and child education. The theoretical model is based on Agénor (2012), but differs in several important dimensions. The model is calibrated using microlevel data of Asian economies, and numerous policy experiments are conducted to investigate how various aspects of gender inequality are related to the growth performance of the economy.

Author(s): Jinyoung Kim, Jong-Wha Lee, Kwanho Shin | Posted on: Feb 27, 2016 | Views() | Download (186)

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