volume 16, issue 140, P1 2016
DOI: 10.5089/9781498367738.001
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Romina Kazandjian,
Lisa Kolovich,
Kalpana Kochhar
et al.

Abstract: We show that gender inequality decreases the variety of goods countries produce and export, in particular in low-income and developing countries. We argue that this happens through at least two channels: first, gender gaps in opportunity, such as lower educational enrollment rates for girls than for boys, harm diversification by constraining the potential pool of human capital available in an economy. Second, gender gaps in the labor market impede the development of new ideas by decreasing the efficiency of th…

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