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Gender inequality and economic growth: a time series analysis for Pakistan

Pervaiz, Zahid and Chani, Muhammad Irfan and Jan, Sajjad Ahmad and Chaudhary, Amatul R. (2011): Gender inequality and economic growth: a time series analysis for Pakistan. Published in: Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research , Vol. 10, No. 4 (2011): pp. 434-439.

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Abstract

This paper attempts to analyze the impact of gender inequality on economic growth of Pakistan. An annual time series data for the period of 1972-2009 has been used in this study. We have regressed growth rate of real gross domestic product (GDP) per capita on labour force growth, investment, trade openness and a composite index of gender inequality. The results reveal that labour force growth, investment and trade openness have statistically significant and positive impact whereas gender inequality has a significant and negative effect on economic growth of Pakistan.

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