Impact of Gender Inequality in Education on Economic Growth
Author: Muhammad Ahsan Iqbal

The study seeks to examine the direct and indirect effects of gender inequality in education and employment on economic growth in Pakistan. Using the Overlapping Generation Growth Model, we have derived direct and indirect effects of gender gaps in education and employment on economic growth. Using the simultaneous equations model we have empirically examined direct and indirect impact of gender gaps (education and employment) on economic growth by employing time series data through generalized Method of Moment estimation. The results of estimation show that reduction in educational gender gap positively influences economic growth of Pakistan and it also has positive indirect impact on economic growth of Pakistan through investment, fertility rate and labor force growth. Although, reduction in employment gender gap has an insignificant positive impact on growth but it indirectly positively influences growth through investment, fertility rate and labor force growth Supervisor:- Dr Idrees Khawaja

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Keywords : Correlation Matrix, Descriptive Statistics, Fertility rate, Gender Inequality in Education, Labor Force growth, Lower average human capital
Supervisor: Muhammad Idrees Khawaja

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