Education, Skills and Learning

The macroeconomic benefits of gender diversity

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Jonathan D. Ostry

Professor of the Practice of Economics, Georgetown University

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 Note: Midpoint is the baseline estimate. The box captures the range of estimates across models. Whiskers represent uncertainty related to the baseline estimate.
Note: Midpoint is the baseline estimate. The box captures the range of estimates across models. Whiskers represent uncertainty related to the baseline estimate. Image: IMF staff estimates.
 Note: The calculations assume that there are constant returns to scale to labour, that male labour force participation is at 75 percent, and that women’s working hours are 17% lower than men’s. See Ostry et al. (2018) for explanations of the calculations.
Note: The calculations assume that there are constant returns to scale to labour, that male labour force participation is at 75 percent, and that women’s working hours are 17% lower than men’s. See Ostry et al. (2018) for explanations of the calculations. Image: IMF staff estimates.

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 Note: See Ostry et al. (2018) for explanations of the calculations. FLFP stands for female labour force participation; LFP stands for labour force participation.
Note: See Ostry et al. (2018) for explanations of the calculations. FLFP stands for female labour force participation; LFP stands for labour force participation. Image: IMF staff estimates.
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