The economic value of gender equality in Wales

28th February 2019

This study examines how increasing female participation in the labour force could boost Wales’ productive capacity, by considering four scenarios, which assume varying degrees of convergence in male and female employment rates, hours worked, and productivity. The forecast GVA for each scenario is compared with Cebr’s baseline forecast for GVA in Wales over the next ten years, in order to quantify the boost that could be delivered by the narrowing of gender imbalances in the labour market.