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Economic Growth, Gender Wage Gap and Fertility Rebound

Day, Creina

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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]

dc.contributor.authorDay, Creina
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T23:16:05Z
dc.identifier.issn0013-0249
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/64910
dc.description.abstractFertility 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: overall fertility rises with female relative wages if child-care productivity is sufficiently high; female relative wages may not rise with per capita income if men work with increasing capital relative to women.
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
dc.sourceThe Economic Record
dc.subjectKeywords: child care; economic growth; fertility; gender relations; income distribution; OECD; wage gap; Japan
dc.titleEconomic Growth, Gender Wage Gap and Fertility Rebound
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume88
dc.date.issued2012
local.identifier.absfor140202 - Economic Development and Growth
local.identifier.absfor130308 - Gender, Sexuality and Education
local.identifier.ariespublicationf5625xPUB1019
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationDay, Creina, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issueSUPPL.1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage88
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage99
local.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1475-4932.2012.00799.x
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T08:35:07Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84862907078
local.identifier.thomsonID000310945900024
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