Determinants of Gender Income Inequality in Selected Sub- Saharan African Countries

Aderounmu Busayo, Soetan Olufunmilayo


While there has been a reduction in the global gender wage gap in the last few decades, considerable income gaps biased against women still exist and several causal factors have been identified. However, previous studies have been concentrated mostly on developed countries. This study analysed the factors responsible for gender income inequality in seven selected sub-Saharan African countries. The analysis of the result showed that gender income inequality was significantly influenced by tertiary education (t=7.85, p<0.05), population growth (t=-3.98, p<0.05), and government expenditure (t=6.29, p<0.05) in the selected sub-Saharan African countries. There has been slow decline in gender gap in education and occupation while gender income inequality is stalled.

Keywords: Gender, Income Inequality, Panel Data.

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