The Implication of Female Labour Force Participation on Economic Growth in Cameroon

Abstract

This paper is design to investigate the determinants of female labour force in Cameroon and its influence on the economic growth of the country using a times series approach for 37 years (1980-2014). Adopting a Generalized Method of Moment technique of estimation with two models we observed that dependency ratio, fertility rate, male labour force and per capita income are clear determinants of female labour force in Cameroon. The economic growth equation shows opposite significant between female and male labour supply on economic growth over our period of the study. Based on these findings, we recommend that there is need to change social norms and to directly target a potentially large and important cohort of Jordan’s labor supply.

Keywords: Casual workers, Economics Growth, Female Labour Force Participation, Hazardous Working Conditions, Job Security, Poor Working Environments, Poverty among Women

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Pages: 34-47 (Download PDF)

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