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Economic Impacts of Gender Inequality in Niger (English)

Reducing gender inequality could increase GDP per capita by more than a fourth in Niger by 2030. These significant economic gains would be generated by enabling women to have the same earnings as men and reducing fertility and thereby population growth. Investing in girls’ education and reducing child marriage are critical to achieve these objectives, as are investments to raise women’s participation in the labor force and their productivity at work. While the estimates of the gains presented in this study are meant only to provide orders of magnitude, they suggest that achieving gender equality could have major benefits and should be a top priority for the government.

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  • Document Date

    2018/05/24

  • Document Type

    Working Paper

  • Report Number

    134329

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Niger,

  • Region

    Africa,

  • Disclosure Date

    2019/12/17

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Economic Impacts of Gender Inequality in Niger

  • Keywords

    Child Marriage; Gender Inequality; gender inequalities; early childbearing; dropping out of school; computable general equilibrium model; education management information system; average for sub-saharan africa; rate of population growth; achievement of gender equality; raising standard of living; annual population growth rate; business as usual scenario; sexual harassment at work; access to financial service; female labor force participation; high population growth; adolescent girl; girls in school; reduced gender inequality; primary completion rate; health and nutrition; achieving gender equality; labor market outcome; impact of policy; inadequate legal framework; reproductive health knowledge; old age group; age at marriage; upper secondary level; intimate partner violence; upper secondary education; access to job; differences in earnings; types of cost; literacy and numeracy; adult literacy program; children per woman; investment fund; high fertility rate; conditional cash transfer; primary school completion; impact on poverty; difference in population; opportunity for woman; business training program; rate of growth; life skill training; credit reporting system; access to finance; universal secondary education; personal income tax; loss in productivity; access to information; incentives for girl; freedom of movement; impact on fertility; theory of change; access to health-care; dimension of gender; conflict and violence; existing gender gap; closing gender gap; decline in fertility; Social Safety Nets; adult woman; conceptual framework; policy option; girls' education; gender parity; Child care; expected loss; program leader; human capital; primary level; household survey; comparative statistic; total fertility; poor health; young child; qualitative analysis; domestic chore; woman entrepreneur; psychosocial skills; children's health; population share; occupational segregation; Social Protection; education budget; upper bind; wage earnings; urban sector; budget savings; welfare benefit; Universal Education; labor participation; agricultural land; young age; administrative datum; negative relationship; prevalence rate; enabling girl; household income; household wealth; professional training; demographic structure; agricultural work; trend line; job placement; scatter plot; Learning and Innovation Credit; married woman; average score; prohibiting discrimination; econometric estimate; standard error; inclusive growth; rural area; marital status; extension service; land productivity; employment opportunity; equal partner; educating girl; numeracy skill; payment schedule; financial constraint; community center; agricultural input; employment opportunities; early marriage; livelihood program; business skill; earnings loss; job skill; school status; school outcome; baseline projection; early childbirth; Demographic Transition; Mental health; labor productivity; community base; informal sector; older woman; higher growth; statistical evidence; reducing inequality; labor earning; reproductive life; legal restriction; regression analysis; negative effect; parental education; order measure; poverty literature; productive work; total employment; marginal impact; public resource; demographic pressure; operations analyst; Basic Education; qualitative data; student enter; gender ratio; gender issue; smaller share; agricultural production; labor share; start school; adult population; population size; opportunity cost; retail trade; wage earner; female workers; monthly profit; legal barrier; educational opportunity; legal capacity; family work; female business; development policy; investment lending; extreme poverty; aggregate cost; enhancing women; parental leave; removing barriers; unemployment rate; agricultural productivity; women's empowerment

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Economic Impacts of Gender Inequality in Niger (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/541361576613122122/Economic-Impacts-of-Gender-Inequality-in-Niger