How would mothers' decision to work affect childbearing in Malaysia?

Lau, Evan Poh Hock and Siti Nur Zahara, Binti Hamzah (2015) How would mothers' decision to work affect childbearing in Malaysia? Economic Annals-XXI, 1 (1). pp. 98-101. ISSN 1728-6239

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Abstract

The authors analyze the dynamics of fertility and its determinants with a particular focus on the role of female education and working decisions. The analysis is based on multivariate co-integration framework and out-of-sample variance decompositions. Results provide support that in the long run, fertility decline may be the consequence of a complex dynamic interaction with per capita or household income, while self-inflicted female decision to pursue studies and career development may influence fertility decline in the short run for Malaysia. It is evident that both ideational and structural hypothesis explaining fertility are important for understanding fertility decline in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fertility; Labor Force Participation; Education; Income; Malaysia, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2020 00:25
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2020 00:25
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/29995

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