Gender inequality stymies GDP growth, study finds

10/29/2012 | CGMA Magazine

Gender inequality will keep an estimated 865 million women out of the global economy this decade, with 94% of them living in emerging markets. Raising female employment to male levels would boost GDP growth in individual countries: 5% each in the U.S., the U.K. and China; 9% in Brazil; 10% in South Africa; 27% in India; and 34% in Egypt.

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