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Economic Growth, Gender Wage Gap and Fertility Rebound

Day, Creina


Fertility and per capita income are now 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 relationship between fertility and per capita income is not robust:...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: The Economic Record
DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4932.2012.00799.x


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