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A recent study by the OECD Development Centre shows that gender-based discrimination in social institutions hampers economic growth. According to Does gender discrimination in social institutions matter for long-term growth?, there is a strong negative relationship between gender-based discrimination in social institutions, measured by the OECD’s Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI), and income per capita. Hence, the economic cost of gender-based discrimination in social institutions is particularly high. The income loss associated with current levels of gender discrimination could be substantial, estimated at up to USD 12 trillion, 16% of current global GDP. At the same time, reducing gender-based discrimination in social institutions through the right policy measures could yield huge potential income gains.

 

Copyright: OECD Development Centre

Copyright: OECD Development Centre

Copyright: OECD Development Centre

Copyright: OECD Development Centre