In 2015-2016, the European Institute for Gender Equality commissioned research to assess how improvements in gender equality can contribute to sustainable, inclusive and smart economic growth of the EU. This study is unique in the EU context, as it uses a robust econometric model to estimate economic impacts of improved gender equality in several broad areas such as education, labour market activity and wages. It also considers the demographic impact of such improvements. This literature review presents the existing evidence and methodological approaches for assessing the role of gender equality in connection with economic growth.

Further information

Economic Benefits of Gender Equality: Interactive web page

Information about economic and financial affairs on EIGE's Gender Mainstreaming platform