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How Gender-based Discrimination Affects Growth in an Extended Romer Model

Pärssinen, Sara (2009)
Department of Economics
Abstract
The aim of the thesis is to formalize a relationship between gender-based discrimination in the research sector and economic growth in order to investigate whether discrimination affects GDP per capita and economic growth in the long run. The model has got its main features from the Romer model and has been elaborated in order to account for gender-based discrimination. Discrimination enters the model through the labour’s input into the production function of GDP per capita – the final-goods sector and the research sector. The main findings of the model are that gender-based discrimination affects the level of GDP per capita negatively in the long run and that, even though the growth rate of GDP per capita was found to be unaffected in the... (More)
The aim of the thesis is to formalize a relationship between gender-based discrimination in the research sector and economic growth in order to investigate whether discrimination affects GDP per capita and economic growth in the long run. The model has got its main features from the Romer model and has been elaborated in order to account for gender-based discrimination. Discrimination enters the model through the labour’s input into the production function of GDP per capita – the final-goods sector and the research sector. The main findings of the model are that gender-based discrimination affects the level of GDP per capita negatively in the long run and that, even though the growth rate of GDP per capita was found to be unaffected in the long-run, gender-based discrimination affects the growth rate of transitory growth. (Less)
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@misc{1337824,
  abstract     = {The aim of the thesis is to formalize a relationship between gender-based discrimination in the research sector and economic growth in order to investigate whether discrimination affects GDP per capita and economic growth in the long run. The model has got its main features from the Romer model and has been elaborated in order to account for gender-based discrimination. Discrimination enters the model through the labour’s input into the production function of GDP per capita – the final-goods sector and the research sector. The main findings of the model are that gender-based discrimination affects the level of GDP per capita negatively in the long run and that, even though the growth rate of GDP per capita was found to be unaffected in the long-run, gender-based discrimination affects the growth rate of transitory growth.},
  author       = {Pärssinen, Sara},
  keyword      = {gender,discrimination,endogenous growth,R&D,technological progress,Economics, econometrics, economic theory, economic systems, economic policy,Nationalekonomi, ekonometri, ekonomisk teori, ekonomiska system, ekonomisk politik},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {How Gender-based Discrimination Affects Growth in an Extended Romer Model},
  year         = {2009},
}