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Fertility, Female Labor Supply and Public Policy

Apps, Patricia; Rees, Ray


Historically, in virtually all developed economies there seems to be clear evidence of an inverse relationship between female labor supply and fertility. However, particularly in the last decade or so, the rela-tionship across countries has been positive: for example countries like Germany, Italy and Spain with the lowest fertility rates also have the lowest female participation rates. We accept the hypothesis that the reason for this lies in the combined effects of a country's tax system and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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