An Empirical Analysis on Gender Gap: With Specific Reference to Economic Participation in Asian Countries
Purpose: The aim of this article is to study the effect of gender gap in economic participation and opportunities on growth and development of Asian Countries. Design/methodology/approach: Secondary data has been used in the analysis. Content analysis has been done by using Data Analysis method- PSPP: Correlation. Findings: According to the results, the correlation between gender gap in economic participation and opportunities and growth and development is 0.33. Due to the scarcity of data on access to women to economic opportunities the correlation was low. If study the table closely, it was determined that countries with low gender gap in economic participation were doing well in growth and development. Practical implications: The paper has guiding significance for the overall development of an economy by keeping in mind the importance of gender parity, and also provides the scientific reasoning that gender parity in economic participation can lead to higher growth and development levels. Originality/value: This paper has reviewed the degree of gender in economic participation, effects of it in development and the relationship between development and gender parity in economic participation and opportunities.