publication . Other literature type . Article . Research . 2018

Fertility and population policy

Ouedraogo, Abdoulaye; Tosun, Mehmet S.; Yang, Jingjing; The World Bank, Washington, USA; University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Economics, College of Business, University of Nevada-Reno, USA; University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Economics, College of Business, University of Nevada-Reno, USA;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2018
  • Publisher: Institute of Public Finance
Abstract
There have been significant changes in both the fertility rates and fertility perception since 1970s. In this paper, we examine the relationship between government policies towards fertility and the fertility trends. Total fertility rate, defined as the number of children per woman, is used as the main fertility trend variable. We use panel data from the United Nations World Population Policies database, and the World Bank World Development Indicators for the period 1976 through 2013. We find a significant negative association between a country’s fertility rate and its anti-fertility policy. On the other hand, there is no significant and robust relationship betw...
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free text keywords: H10, H59, J11, J13, J18, fertility rate, population, government policies, fertility rate; population; government policies, Economics as a science, HB71-74, ddc:330

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