Economic benefits of gender equality: briefing paper

Economic benefits of gender equality: briefing paper

This briefing paper presents the overall results of EIGE's study on economic benefits of gender equality in the EU.

Using a robust econometric model to estimate a broad range of macroeconomic benefits of gender equality in several areas such as education, labour market activity and wages, the study show that more gender equality would lead to:
 - Between 6.3 million and 10.5 million additional jobs in 2050 with about 70% of these jobs taken by women
 - Positive GDP impacts that grow over time
 - An increase in GDP per capita of up to nearly 10% in 2050

Additional info

Document type
Publications
Areas
Gender Mainstreaming
Author 
EIGE
Publication date 
08 March 2017
ISBN 
978-92-9493-746-9
DOI 
10.2839/96823