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Why the Stork bypasses Japan: Fertility Rebound, Gender Wages and Growth

Day, Creina


Fertility and per capita income are positively associated across most high income OECD countries. Low fertility and a gender wage gap persist in Japan. This paper presents a model where endogenous increases in the price of child care and gender equity in the allocation of capital play important roles in the effect of per capita income growth and rising female relative wages on fertility. Results indicate that a positive relation between fertility and per capita income is not robust; overall...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings of Australian Conference of Economists 2011


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