Factors Behind Fertility Swings in Sweden 1965-1998
AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to discuss possible explanations to the variations in Swedish fertility rate. We are primarily interested in economic and social conditions. The results differ but it seems as changes in number of female students and number of divorces (in relation to marriages) may have had a negative and significant effect on the fertility fluctuations. The study also discuss problems with model specification e.g. the choice of lag
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Umeå University, Department of Economics in its series Umeå Economic Studies with number 582.
Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: 05 Feb 2002
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total fertility rate; female labor market participation; time series; Sweden;
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- D19 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Other
- J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
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