Female labour force participation, fertility and infant mortality in Australia : some empirical evidence from Granger causality tests

Narayan, Paresh Kumar and Smyth, Russell 2006, Female labour force participation, fertility and infant mortality in Australia : some empirical evidence from Granger causality tests, Applied economics, vol. 38, no. 5, pp. 563-572.

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Title Female labour force participation, fertility and infant mortality in Australia : some empirical evidence from Granger causality tests
Author(s) Narayan, Paresh Kumar
Smyth, Russell
Journal name Applied economics
Volume number 38
Issue number 5
Start page 563
End page 572
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2006-03
ISSN 0003-6846
1466-4283
Keyword(s) economics
macroeconomics
Summary This study applies Granger causality tests within a multivariate error correction framework to examine the relationship between female participation rates, infant mortality rates and fertility rates for Australia using annual data from 1960 to 2000. Decomposition of variance and impulse response functions are also considered. The main findings are twofold. First, in the short run there is unidirectional Granger causality running from the fertility rate to female labour force participation and from the infant mortality rate to female labour force participation while there is neutrality between the fertility rate and infant mortality rate. Second, in the long run both the fertility rate and infant mortality rate Granger cause female labour participation.
Language eng
Field of Research 140305 Time-Series Analysis
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30018561

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