The Dynamics of Women’s Labor Force Participation and Fertility: A Simultaneous ARX-Model

  • Klaus F. Zimmermann
Part of the Studies in Contemporary Economics book series (CONTEMPORARY, volume 8)


As Westhoff (1983) has stated, “it seems ironic, if not perverse, that as problems of rapid population growth in the developing countries of the world have captured the concern of many governments and international agencies, a small but increasing number of voices are raising concern in some advanced countries about the opposite problem — the problem of low fertility and impending population decline.” It is a widely accepted hypothesis that the decline in fertility is somehow related to the increased labor force participation of married women in advanced countries.


Labor Supply Labor Force Participation Married Woman Exogenous Variable Endogenous Variable 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus F. Zimmermann
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  1. 1.University of MannheimGermany

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