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On the relationship between female labour force participation and fertility in G7 countries: Evidence from panel cointegration and Granger causality

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posted on 2010-04-01, 00:00 authored by V Mishra, Ingrid Nielsen, R Smyth
This article examines the relationship between the female labour force participation rate and total fertility rate for the G7 countries from 1960 to 2006 using panel unit root, panel cointegration, Granger causality and long-run structural estimation. The article's main findings are that the female labour force participation rate and total fertility rate are cointegrated for the panel of G7 countries; that long-run Granger causality runs from the total fertility rate to the female labour force participation rate and that a 1% increase in the total fertility rate results in a 0.4% decrease in the female labour force participation rate for the G7 countries. © 2009 Springer-Verlag.

History

Journal

Empirical Economics

Volume

38

Issue

2

Pagination

361 - 372

Publisher

Springer

Location

Dordrecht , Germany

ISSN

0377-7332

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2010, Springer