Gender Inequality and Economic Growth in Nigeria (1990–2016)
Egbulonu, Kelechukwu Godslove; Eleonu, Ifesinachi Sandra

This study focused on the relationship between gender inequality and economic growth in Nigeria from 1990 to 2016. It also sought to investigate the determinants of female contribution to economic growth in Nigeria as well as to determine the relationship between female participation and economic growth in Nigeria. Secondary data was used to back up our Econometric analyses of how Gender Inequality affects Economic growth in Nigeria. The major findings were that only Male School Enrolment and Female Employment Rate have significant impact on the economic growth of Nigeria. Based on the findings, we recommended that the issue of gender equality should be taken seriously if the country wants to achieve sustainable growth which would engender structural transformation of the Nigerian economy; the government needs to invest in targeted policies to boost education standard, create employment opportunities, and more importantly reduce the barriers that cause inequality in gender access to education and employment, so as to generate appropriate productivity that is necessary to attain the desired growth in Nigeria.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.15640/ijgws.v6n1a14