Assessment of the contribution of women’s care economy to economic growth: Lithuania’s case

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Abstract

The article analyses the impact of the gender aspect to economic growth and reveals the negative consequences of gender asymmetry that a country’s economy and society face due to ignoring and undervaluating women’s care economy. The conceptual model for assessment of the impact of the gender aspect on economic policy is presented. In line with the offered methodology the authors provide the evaluation of contribution of women and men to GDP and in particular – the contribution of women’s care economy to GDP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-249
Number of pages10
JournalActual Problems of Economics
Volume165
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • Economic growth
  • GDP
  • Gender equality
  • Quality of life
  • Women’s care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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