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dc.contributor.authorSwift, Robynen_US
dc.contributor.authorGuest, Rossen_US
dc.contributor.editorA Banerjeeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:51:38Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:51:38Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2010-10-13T09:59:10Z
dc.identifier.issn00307653en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/oep/gpn003en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/21404
dc.description.abstractThere is mounting evidence of a complex system of multi-directional links between fertility, productivity and inequality. The contribution of this study is a multi-country analysis of these three variables as a simultaneous system in a VECM framework using annual time series data for the UK, USA, Australia, Japan and Sweden. The results highlight some differences between countries in the relationships between the variables. For the UK and Australia, the VECM analysis reveals a long run relationship between fertility and productivity to which both fertility and productivity adjust. This calls into question pro-fertility policies in these countries that aim to offset the costs of population ageing, because an increase in fertility may be associated with lower productivity in the long run. The results for the USA suggest that raising productivity in the long run will be associated with a decrease in both inequality and fertility. No significant long run relationships were found for Japan and Sweden.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.format.extent174205 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_US
dc.publisher.placeOxforden_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom597en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto618en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalOxford Economic Papersen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume60en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode340208en_US
dc.titleFertility, income inequality, and labour productivityen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Accounting, Finance and Economicsen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2008 Oxford University Press. This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Oxford Economic Papers following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version [Title] Oxford Economic Papers Volume60, Issue4 Pp. 597-618. is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oep/gpn003en_AU
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