Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149978
Authors: 
Asongu, Simplice
Efobi, Uchenna R.
Tanankem, Belmondo V.
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
AGDI Working Paper WP/17/001
Abstract: 
This study assesses the relationship between globalisation and the economic participation of women (EPW) in 47 Sub-Saharan African countries for the period 1990-2013. Two indicators are used to measure EPW, namely, the: female labour force participation and employment rates. The empirical evidence is based on Panel-corrected Standard Errors and Fixed Effects regressions. The findings show that the positive effect of the overall globalisation index on EPW is dampened by its political component and driven by its economic and social components, with a higher positive magnitude from the former or economic globalisation. For the most part, the findings are robust to the control for several structural and institutional characteristics: varying conditioning information sets, changes in the growth of urban population, government consumption, legal systems, resource wealth, health, technological advancement, political strife and conflicts, income levels and levels of industrialisation. An extended analysis by unbundling globalisation shows that the positive incidence of social globalisation is driven by information flow (compared to personal contact and cultural proximity) while the positive effect of economic globalisation is driven by actual flows (relative to restrictions). Policy implications are discussed.
Subjects: 
Globalisation
inequality
inclusive development
Africa
JEL: 
E60
F40
F59
D60
O55
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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