An exploration of the cliometric relationship between gender equality and economic growth

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Abstract

This paper develops the foundations and the implications of the mechanisms proposed as possible triggers for the demographic transition and the process of socio-economic development. In particular it examines the role played by gender equality and its significance for the understanding of the development process which allowed economies to move out of a long period of stagnation into a state of sustainable economic growth. Based on a renewed cliometric approach, the analysis suggests that the rise in gender equality was a key trigger for the transition to modern growth.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-54
JournalEconomics and Business Review
Volume15
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Economic History

Free keywords

  • cliometrics
  • demographic transition
  • economic growth
  • gender
  • human capital

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