Although women in developing countries play a significant role in the agricultural sector, they are faced with economic, social, and cultural constraints that limit their access to agricultural productive resources. This study examines the impact of agricultural technology and human capital on gender inequality. The theory used in this paper is the human capital augmented Solow model, which is a modification of the standard Solow growth model. The model predicts that, due to the gender bias against women, agricultural technology and human capital will not reduce gender inequality in developing economies. The empirical results are mixed but suggest that agricultural technology has no impact on gender inequality, while female education, a measure of human capital, has no impact or negatively impacts gender inequality.
Economics; International Relations
Zegeye, Mitik, "Addressing the Gender Gap in Agriculture: An Analysis of the Impact of Agricultural Technology on Gender Inequality in Developing Economies" (2014). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 6128.
Growth and Development | Social and Behavioral Sciences
gender inequality, agricultural technology, development, economic growth
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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