Effects of male and female education on economic growth: Some evidence from Asia

Gazi Hassan, Arusha Cooray

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    Abstract

    We use extreme bounds analysis (EBA) to examine the comparative growth effects of gender disaggregated and level-specific enrolment ratios in a panel of Asian economies. To test our hypotheses, we employ both endogenous and exogenous growth frameworks. The externality effects of education are positive and robust for both males and females and are relatively large and significant at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. The results are suggestive of a gender productivity gap. Asian economies can grow faster by investing more in female education.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)97-109
    JournalJournal of Asian Economics
    Volume36
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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