Gender Equality and Digital Education as Catalysts for Economic Growth

A Comparative Study of Japan and the Nordic Countries




digitalizaion, economic growth models, education systems, entrepreneurship, gender equality


This study conducts a comparative analysis of the economic growth models of Japan and the Nordic five countries, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, from 1990 to 2022, with a particular emphasis on three aspects: education systems, political participation, and digitalization. Progress and challenges in achieving gender equality, promoting digital education, encouraging entrepreneurship, and fostering innovation are examined to discern how these aspects have affected economic growth in both regions. Through the analysis, the differences in economic growth models of Japan and the Nordic countries, especially in the realms of educational reforms brought about by gender equality and economic growth, are discussed.


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