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dc.contributor.authorFerrant, Gaëlleen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-13T15:07:02Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-13T15:07:02Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/39979-
dc.description.abstractThe measurement of gender inequalities has become an important topic in the academic literature. First, appropriate indicators are needed to compare the relative situation of women in developing countries. Second, there is renewed attention given to the relationship between gender inequality and economic growth. Measuring gender inequalities contributes to knowing whether greater inequality promotes or hampers growth. The aim of this paper is twofold. First, the Gender Inequalities Index (GII) is built through a new methodology using Multiple Correspondence Analysis (MCA), which determines endogenously the weight of each variable. The GII avoids comparison between countries and ranking. Second, the GII is used to study the relationship between gender inequalities and economic growth using seemingly unrelated regressions. Results show large variations between regions: South Asia has the worst score with an average of 0.63, Sub-Saharan Africa and Middle East and North Africa follow with an average of 0.48 and 0.46 respectively. These situations lead to reducing the potential growth rate by 4% in South Asia and 3% in Sub-Saharan Africa and Middle East and North Africa countries.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherVerein für Socialpolitik, Ausschuss für Entwicklungsländer Göttingenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesProceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Hannover 2010 20en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.jelO11en_US
dc.subject.jelO57en_US
dc.subject.jelC43en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordComposite indexen_US
dc.subject.keywordgender inequalityen_US
dc.subject.keyworddevelopment economicsen_US
dc.titleThe Gender Inequalities Index (GII) as a New Way to Understand Gender Inequality Issues in Developing Countriesen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn65438147X-
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:gdec10:20-
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