Erciyes University Journal of Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, cilt.47, sa.1, ss.1-11, 2016 (Hakemli Üniversite Dergisi)
This article, relative women development in Africa has been explored. Article has two aims. The first aim is to determine the factors which affect gender equality in Africa. The second aim of this article is to show relative development of the African countries in terms of women’s development indicators by ranking them. Through this aim, we also test whether Sub-Saharan Africa has lower development level than North African countries as raised by International institutions. By using 16 variables for 54 African countries, principal components analysis was applied. The results have indicated that Sub-Saharan Africa has not in a lower development level.