Women’s labour force participation is an aspect of empowerment and a leeway to achieving the SDGs due to the contribution of women’s labour to economic growth. This study investigated the impact of women labour force participation on economic growth in sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. Important lessons were drawn from Israel as to how Israel has been empowering and currently improving women’s labour force participation and economic growth in general. The study employed a two-step system Generalised Method of Moments (GMM) with panel data from 35 selected SSA countries. The findings showed a positive relationship between gross fixed capital formation, female labour force participation rate, economic growth in SSA countries, and a negative relationship between growth in the region and fertility rate. The study therefore recommended that governments should provide a policy framework to favour and encourage more women’s participation in the SSA region.
Urama, Chinasa E.; Ukwueze, Ezebuilo R.; Obodoechi, Divine N.; Ogbonna, Oliver E.; Eze, Afamefuna A.; Alade, Oluwaseun B.; and Ugwu, Paschaline N.
"Women’s Labour Force Participation: Economic Growth Nexus in Sub-Saharan African Countries,"
Journal of International Women's Studies: Vol. 24:
5, Article 9.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol24/iss5/9