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Female Labour Force Participation and Economic Growth Nexus: Evidence from Nigerian Economy

Anyanwu, Sarah Olanrewaju and Adesanya, Babatunde Moses and Adediji, Adebisi Moses and Adesanya, Adefunke Elizabeth (2021): Female Labour Force Participation and Economic Growth Nexus: Evidence from Nigerian Economy.

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Abstract

This paper examines the female labour force participation and economic growth nexus in Nigeria. Time series data for the period of 1981 to 2015 were used. With the establishment of cointegrating relationships, we used the Ordinary Least Square (OLS) estimation technique to obtain the long run elasticity coefficients. The major finding shows an inverse relationship between Female labour force participation and economic growth. Therefore, the study recommends that active labour market policies are needed particularly in Nigeria to promote women’s labour market participation in the interest of overall economic growth and development in Nigeria.

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