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Let’s talk about the Free Trade Agreement (FTA): The five ASEAN members highlighting Indonesia

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  • Kiki Verico

    () (Lecturer in Southeast Asian Economic Study at the Faculty of Economics and Business University of Indonesia (FEB UI) and Associate Director for Research of the LPEM FEB UI)

  • Yeremia Natanael

    () (Research Assistant of the LPEM FEB UI)

Abstract

I empirically investigated the influence of residential location and housing unit characteristics on the labor force participation of childbearing women by applying quasi-experimental methods and taking a developing country’s perspective – where the family size tends to grow faster. While the choices of residential location and housing unit characteristics are rarely exogenous, it is important to deal with the endogeneity problem. I use instrumental variable models, with twin births and gender composition as the exogenous sources of variation in the family size, and exploit an enormous micro dataset from the Indonesian Census Population 2010. Previous works of literature have examined the effect of twin birth on the female labor supply, but less attention given to the housing decision. This study provides new evidence of a forward-looking behavior about the residential location and housing consumption due to household size effects and shows that such behavior will most likely influence the female labor supply

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  • Kiki Verico & Yeremia Natanael, 2018. "Let’s talk about the Free Trade Agreement (FTA): The five ASEAN members highlighting Indonesia," LPEM FEBUI Working Papers 201823, LPEM, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Indonesia, revised Jul 2018.
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    Keywords

    Trade Policy — Empirical Studies of Trade — Economic Integration — International Investment — Bilateral Trade Agreement — ASEAN — Indonesia;

    JEL classification:

    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements

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