Many papers investigating this topic have been subject to problems of multicollinearity. This paper seeks to avoid this problem by reformulating gender inequality as a ratio instead of simply examining female and male education as separate factors. The results indicate that, controlling for multicollinearity, high levels of gender inequality have a damping effect on growth. Furthermore, these results are robust to not only changes in included variables but changes in the specification of gender inequality.
Recommended CitationBrummet '08, Quentin (2008) "The Effect of Gender Inequality on Growth: A Cross-Country Empirical Study," The Park Place Economist: Vol. 16
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