Economic benefits of gender equality How the evidence was produced: briefing paper on the theoretical framework and model
The study on the economic benefits of gender equality is unique in the EU context. It is the first of its kind to use a robust econometric model to estimate a broad range of macroeconomic benefits of gender equality in several broad policy areas such as education, labour market activity and wages. It also considers the demographic consequences of such improvements. There is no previous study that has attempted econometric modelling of such a broad range of impacts of gender equality in the EU.
The methodological approach of this study involved three key steps, as shown in Figure 1.1.