Title: Gender inequality on economic growth: a time series analysis for Tunisia

Authors: Khayria Karoui; Rochdi Feki

Addresses: Research Unit in Development Economics, Faculty of Economics and Management of Sfax, University of Sfax, Route de l’Aéroport Km 4, 3018 Sfax, Tunisia ' Research Unit Development Economics (URED), Graduate School of Business, University of Sfax, Route de l'Aéroport Km 4, 3018 Sfax, Tunisia

Abstract: This paper analyses the impact of gender inequality of Tunisia. Our empirical study is based on a series of annual data from 1995 to 2013 in Tunisia. We have regressed growth rate of real gross domestic product (GDPP) per capita on labour force growth, investment, trade openness and a composite index of gender inequality. The empirical results confirm the presence of a labour force growth; investment and trade openness have statistically significant and positive impact whereas gender inequality has a significant and negative effect on economic growth of Tunisia.

Keywords: economic growth; gender inequality; time series analysis; Tunisia; gross domestic product; GDP; labour force growth; investment; trade openness.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEED.2015.075792

International Journal of Education Economics and Development, 2015 Vol.6 No.4, pp.296 - 302

Available online: 05 Apr 2016 *

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