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Globalization and female economic participation in sub-Saharan Africa

Asongu, Simplice and Efobi, Uchenna and Tanankem, Belmondo V. and Osabuohien, E. S. C. (2019) Globalization and female economic participation in sub-Saharan Africa. Gender issues (37). pp. 61-89.

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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. EPW is measured with 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 globalization. For the most part, the findings are robust to the control for several structural and institutional characteristics. An extended analysis by unbundling globalization shows that the positive incidence of social globalization is driven by information flow (compared to personal contact and cultural proximity) while the positive effect

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:  Globalisation  Female  Gender  Inequality  Inclusive development  Labour force participation  Africa
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2024 12:06
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2024 12:06

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