A note on the changing relationship between fertility and female employment rates in developed countries

@article{Ahn2002ANO,
  title={A note on the changing relationship between fertility and female employment rates in developed countries},
  author={N. Ahn and P. Mira},
  journal={Journal of Population Economics},
  year={2002},
  volume={15},
  pages={667-682}
}
  • N. Ahn, P. Mira
  • Published 2002
  • Economics
  • Journal of Population Economics
Abstract. In this paper we look at a panel of OECD aggregate fertility and labor market data between 1970 and 1995 and we report some striking recent developments. Total Fertility Rates (TFR) were falling and Female Participation Rates (FPR) were increasing, conforming to a well known long-run trend. Along the cross-sectional dimension, the correlation between TFR and FPR was negative and significant during the 1970's and up to the early 1980's. This seemed consistent with secular comovements… Expand

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