The Effect of Economic Development on Women's Well-Being in the Developing Economies

Azmat Gani, Alia Al-Fori

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This study aims to investigate the effect of economic development, measured by per capita incomes, on women's well-being by relating a country's per capita GDP with several dimensions that affect women's affluence and well-being within the economic, social, and political context. The analysis is based on the theoretical framework of the modernisation-neoclassical approach. Regression analysis is conducted on data from a sample of the countries in the low- A nd middle-income category to determine the effect of economic development on several indicators of women's well-being. The results provide strong evidence that economic growth was associated with improvements in some economic and social indicators of women's well-being in low- A nd middle-income countries. However, the results do not reveal any strong association between economic development and women's political participation. Some policy implications are drawn.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-421
Number of pages21
JournalPerspectives on Global Development and Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • developing countries
  • economic
  • political
  • social
  • well-being
  • women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Education
  • Development
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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