Relationship of Income Inequality and Labor Productivity on Fertility in the Philippines: 1985-2009
AbstractThis study investigates the relationship of income inequality (proxied by the Gini Coefficient), labor productivity (output per capita) on fertility rate in the Philippines. Specifically, this presents the trend of income inequality (ineq), labor productivity (lp) and fertility(tfr) in the Philippines from 1985 to 2009. The study uses Ordinary Least Square (OLS) estimates to study the relationship of the variables. Results revealed that income inequality and labor productivity has a negative relationship with fertility. Hence, an increase in this variable decreases fertility rate. This means that income inequality and labor productivity is significant in achieving the replacement level of fertility.
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Date of creation: 30 Apr 2013
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Income Inequality; Labor Productivity; Fertility; Ordinary Least Squares; Replacement level.;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- J10 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - General
- J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts
- J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
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- NEP-ALL-2013-12-06 (All new papers)
- NEP-EFF-2013-12-06 (Efficiency & Productivity)
- NEP-MAC-2013-12-06 (Macroeconomics)
- NEP-PBE-2013-12-06 (Public Economics)
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