A gendered approach of economic and demographic interactions: Evidence from France

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This paper investigates the interaction between economic, demographic and educational variables in post-World War II France. Based on the assumptions of the unified growth theory, we estimate a vector auto-regression for data on fertility, GDP per capita, educational attainment, labor force participation and wages over the period 1962-2008. The methodology employed is based on VAR modeling, using a nonstructural approach. Our findings are consistent with the statements of the theoretical literature and emphasize the importance of the role played by gender roles on demographic and economic developments. In particular, the analysis shows that relative wages endogenously adjust to the level of female education and fertility. The investigation of the effect of shocks through the analysis of impulse responses confirms these results.


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Sidor (från-till)1083-1108
Antal sidor26
TidskriftRevue d'Economie Politique
Utgåva nummer6
StatusPublished - 2018 feb 5
Peer review utfördJa