Women Empowerment and Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence from Saudi Arabia

Advances in Management & Applied Economics 6(5), 2016

14 Pages Posted: 14 Dec 2018

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

This paper analyses the long-term relationship between women empowerment and economic growth in Saudi Arabia using a time series data for the period 1999-2014. The results show that there exist a significant positive long-term relationship between women empowerment and economic growth. Thus our findings support the core idea that women empowerment stimulates long-term economic growth in the country. Economic growth is measured by the Female Employment.

Keywords: Economic growth, Labor market

JEL Classification: F43, J21

Suggested Citation

Saqib, Najia, Women Empowerment and Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence from Saudi Arabia (2016). Advances in Management & Applied Economics 6(5), 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3288753

Najia Saqib (Contact Author)

Prince Sultan University ( email )

PO Box 66833
Prince Sultan University
Riyadh, Riyadh 11586
Saudi Arabia

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