Does Educating Girls Improve Export Opportunities?
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Case study evidence from developing countries suggests that availability of educated female labour is an important determinant of success in exporting manufactures. This paper, based on a general model in which the pattern of trade is determined by supplies of human and natural resources, uses crosscountry regression analysis as an alternative way to test the hypothesis of a linkage between female education and manufactured exports. The results give only weak support to the hypothesis, but are afflicted by collinearity in the cross-country data. Further research should thus focus on evidence at a level intermediate between case studies and cross-country regressions, and in particular on country studies.
CitationBerge, K. & A. Wood (1994) Does Educating Girls Improve Export Opportunities? IDS Working Paper 5. Brighton: IDS.
Is part of seriesIDS working papers;5
Library catalogue entryhttp://bldscat.ids.ac.uk/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=109674
Rights holderInstitute of Development Studies
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