Gender Inequality, Income and Growth: Are Good Times Good for Women?
Author/Publisher: The World Bank, 1999
Examines girls' education as an economic input, and examines the effect of gender inequality in education on national income (GDP) and economic growth. This report argues that societies that underinvest in women pay a price for it in terms of slower growth and lower income. Furthermore, gender inequality can be explained to a significant extent by religious preference, regional factors, and civil freedom.