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Let girls boost economic growth

Lokrantz, Elin LU and Egnell, Emma LU (2017) NEKH02 20171
Department of Economics
Abstract
In low- and lower middle income countries, female education is known to be one of the crucial elements for generating economic growth. However, a weakness in the established literature is the tendency to focus on either gender equality or human capital accumulation through female education as the driving force behind growth. Thus, this study seeks to contribute to existing research in the area by combining the two approaches and gain further knowledge on their interconnection. To achieve the aim of the study, year data from 1999 to 2014 on gender equality and female education is collected from 76 low- and lower middle income countries within six different regions. Regressions are performed with a random effect panel data model, estimated... (More)
In low- and lower middle income countries, female education is known to be one of the crucial elements for generating economic growth. However, a weakness in the established literature is the tendency to focus on either gender equality or human capital accumulation through female education as the driving force behind growth. Thus, this study seeks to contribute to existing research in the area by combining the two approaches and gain further knowledge on their interconnection. To achieve the aim of the study, year data from 1999 to 2014 on gender equality and female education is collected from 76 low- and lower middle income countries within six different regions. Regressions are performed with a random effect panel data model, estimated with GLS, to investigate whether gender equality and human capital accumulation through female education are interconnected. The results later suggest interconnection and their combined effect on economic growth to be similar between regions and detectable on a global level. (Less)
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Lokrantz, Elin LU and Egnell, Emma LU
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organization
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NEKH02 20171
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
economic growth, female education, gender equality, low and lower middle income countries
language
English
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8909834
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2017-07-11 11:37:56
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  abstract     = {In low- and lower middle income countries, female education is known to be one of the crucial elements for generating economic growth. However, a weakness in the established literature is the tendency to focus on either gender equality or human capital accumulation through female education as the driving force behind growth. Thus, this study seeks to contribute to existing research in the area by combining the two approaches and gain further knowledge on their interconnection. To achieve the aim of the study, year data from 1999 to 2014 on gender equality and female education is collected from 76 low- and lower middle income countries within six different regions. Regressions are performed with a random effect panel data model, estimated with GLS, to investigate whether gender equality and human capital accumulation through female education are interconnected. The results later suggest interconnection and their combined effect on economic growth to be similar between regions and detectable on a global level.},
  author       = {Lokrantz, Elin and Egnell, Emma},
  keyword      = {economic growth,female education,gender equality,low and lower middle income countries},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Let girls boost economic growth},
  year         = {2017},
}