Gender Inequality in Education and Economic Growth in ASEAN MemberCountries

Rossarin Osathanunkul*, Chatchai Keawngamdee**
Faculty of Economics, Chiang Mai University
Faculty of Agriculture, Chiang Mai University



Abstract:This research paper investigates empirically the extent of gender inequality in education and its impact on economic growth in ASEAN member countries. The sample comprises 10 ASEAN member countries from the over the period 1970-2010. Using panel cointegration analysis, this paper finds that gender inequality is negatively associated with per capita GDP growth. On the other hand, the average year of schooling shows the significantly positive impact on economic growth. In terms of economic policy, the results suggest policymakers to focus on educational policies which may reduce educational inequalities, especially for men. In the case of women, the policy that encourages women to participate in economic activities could play a role in alleviating inequalities.

Keywords: Gender Inequality, Education, Economic Growth, ASEAN.




International Institute of Organized Research
Thomson Reuter’s Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)


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