Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); Implications for Growth in Nigeria

OLANIRAN-AKINYELE, O.F and YUSUFF, M.A (2019) Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); Implications for Growth in Nigeria. In: 1st National Conference of WITED, Ilaro Chapter, August 13-16, 2019, THE FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, ILARO, OGUN STATE.

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This paper investigated the implications of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) on growth in Nigeria. Annual data from 1980-2017 on female labour force participation rate, male labour force participation rate and total labour force participation rate in the country were collated. Real gross domestic product was employed as a proxy for growth. The main objective of this study was to examine the impact of women in STEM on growth in Nigeria considering the proportion of female employed in the labour force relative to male. The existence of cointegration was established between RGDP and the control variables and on this basis, the long and short-term autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) model was employed to account for any potential non stationarity in the model. The results reveal that in both the short-term and the long-term, there exist a positive relationship between female labour force participation rate and real gross domestic product, male labour force participation rates and real gross domestic product and a negative relationship between total labour force participation and real gross domestic product. The findings led to the conclusion that economic growth can be stimulated through the adoption of both short-term and long-term policies to ensure that women in STEM contribute immensely to real gross domestic product in the economy

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Management
Depositing User: Miss Ayomikun Ogunbadejo
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2020 12:19
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2020 12:19
URI: http://eprints.federalpolyilaro.edu.ng/id/eprint/658

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