Recently, a large amount of economic literature has focused on the empirical determinants of economic growth, especially the impact of human capital. These studies have established that human capital is a very significant determinant of growth. However, relatively few studies have examined the effect of misallocation of human capital on the basis of gender. Furthermore, those that study gender inequality consider different measures of inequality, different control variables, and different data sets. This study attempts to investigate the robustness of these previous findings. Using OLS regressions and more recent data than past studies, the results highlight the fact that cross country regressions, especially those dealing with older education data, must pay close attention to the presence of outlier countries in the data set.



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