Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/175929
Authors: 
Kýlýnç, Dilara
Onater, Esra
Yetkiner, Hakan
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Working Papers in Economics 13/05
Abstract: 
The Gender Kuznets Curve (GKC) hypothesis argues that economic development has a non-linear effect on the female share of workers. There is, however, growing debate on the exact shape of this non-linear relationship. The aim of this paper is to test the GKC hypothesis in order to determine whether data supports a quadratic or a cubic GKC for each G7 countries in the long run. The ARDL bounds testing approach of cointegration yields evidence for the following: Canada, United Kingdom and United States have an inverted U-shaped GKC; Japan has an S-shaped GKC and France has an inverted-S shaped GKC; and finally that Italy and Germany have no long run GKC relationship in the respective periods of countries considered. We conclude that gender equality is not a direct result of development, and therefore policy makers having a gender equalization policy need to subsidize the employment of female workers in periods of fall.
Subjects: 
Gender Kuznets Curve
Economic Development
ARDL
JEL: 
J16
O47
C32
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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