Potential gains in GDP from women's labor market participation

Potential gains in GDP from women’s labor market participation

Brookings Institution estimates by increasing women’s labor market participation to the same rate as advanced economies, Africa would gain 44 million more labor market participants. According to Andinet Woldemichael, some policy areas worth focusing on in Africa include: empowering women in the informal sector and escaping the “middle dip” in labor force participation. Furthermore, he encourages focusing on gender parity in pay as well as improving protections for women.