Does Gender Equality Lead to Better-Performing Economies? A Bayesian Causal Map Approach

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This study explores the existence of relationships between gender
inequalities –represented by the components of the World Economic Forum (WEF)
Global Gender Gap Index– and the major macroeconomic indicators. The
relationships within gender inequalities in education, the labour market, health and
the political arena, and between gender inequalities and gross macroeconomic
aggregates were modelled with the Bayesian Causal Map, an effective tool that is used
to analyze cause-effect relations and conditional dependencies between variables. A
data set of 128 countries during the period 2007–2011 is used. Findings reveal that
some inequalities have high levels of interaction with each other. In addition,
eradicating gender inequalities is found to be associated with better economic
performance, mainly in the form of higher gross domestic product growth, investment,
and competitiveness.


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Gender, Development, Inequality, Employment, Education

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Doğuş Üniversitesi Dergisi
Acıbadem Zeamet Sokak, No: 21
34722 - Kadıköy, İSTANBUL
E-posta: journal@dogus.edu.tr