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Jean Francky Landry Ngono
 
''Women's empowerment, self-employment and incomes inequalities in Sub-Saharan Africa''
( 2021, Vol. 41 No.3 )
 
 
Women empowerment, women self-employment and income inequalities are now challenges that characterize Sub-Saharan Africa. This is why in this study we evaluate the effect of women's empowerment on income inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa between 1981 and 2017. In particular, we analyze the interactions between women empowerment and women self-employment. The use of the Generalized Method of Moments gives the following main results: (i) Women's empowerment alone is not enough to reduce income inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa. (ii) For an effective fight against income inequalities, women's empowerment must be accompanied by an increase in women's self-employment. (iii) Increase in women's informal employment tends to exacerbate income inequalities like unemployment.
 
 
Keywords: Income inequality, informal sector, self-employment, women's empowerment
JEL: O2 - Development Planning and Policy: General
C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods: General
 
Manuscript Received : Apr 13 2021 Manuscript Accepted : Sep 17 2021

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