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Department of Economics, Umeå University Umeå Economic Studies, Department of Economics, Umeå University

No 582:
Factors Behind Fertility Swings in Sweden 1965-1998

Åsa Löfström () and Thomas Westerberg

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to discuss possible explanations to the variations in Swedish fertility rate. We are primarily interested in economic and social conditions. The results differ but it seems as changes in number of female students and number of divorces (in relation to marriages) may have had a negative and significant effect on the fertility fluctuations. The study also discuss problems with model specification e.g. the choice of lag

Keywords: total fertility rate; female labor market participation; time series; Sweden; (follow links to similar papers)

JEL-Codes: D19; J13; (follow links to similar papers)

29 pages, February 5, 2002

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