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Developed countries need more female entrepreneurs

Graham Watson

10th March 2019

The issue of increasing female participation is often seen as exclusively something to do with developing economies, but, as this article proves, it also affects developed economies.

A government-commissioned review has discovered that there's a 'shortfall' of female entrepreneurs and that were this to be 'tapped' it could significantly increase GDP.

You might think about it in terms of a PPF - is the UK economy currently producing on its PPF or inside it? And, if the latter, what does this mean? There's certainly an opportunity cost of lost output.

Former Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, writes a small piece for the Guardianhighlighting the fact that feminism isn't a zero sum game. It's good for both men and women.

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to Tutor2U, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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