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Determinant Factors For Fertility. Case Of Albania


  • Valentina Sinaj

    (Faculty of Economics, Tirana)

  • Arjan Tushaj

    (Faculty of Economics, Tirana)


Fertility Rates in Albania have suffered a great change over the past 20 years. Starting from this fact the main objective of this study is to investigate the relation between fertility rate and its determinant factors. In this study as a determinant factor are obtained: lifespan of women, their location and their involvement in work force. The study aims to determine empirically which of these factors is more significant in the impact of fertility rate. Interpretation of data and performance over the years of this indicator are explained based on the theory of demographic transition. The data are in time for the period from 1990 to 2008. Results of model show that a strong negative correlation exists between fertility rate and lifespan of women.

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  • Valentina Sinaj & Arjan Tushaj, 2011. "Determinant Factors For Fertility. Case Of Albania," Studies in Business and Economics, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Faculty of Economic Sciences, vol. 6(1), pages 83-93, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:blg:journl:v:6:y:2011:i:1:p:83-93

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