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Socio-economic Determinants of Fertility and Female Labor Force Participation in the Philippines

Aurig, Gerolf LU (2012) EKHR51 20121
Department of Economic History
Abstract
Socio-economic variables substantially determine fertility behavior and
female labor force participation. Temporal fluctuations in socio-economic
determinants of fertility and female labor force participation seem inevitable
since they are subject to societal developments in the Philippines. Examining
socio-economic variables over time contributes to an enhanced understanding
of the current status and exerted influence by those variables, and thus
provides an opportunity to intervene in fertility development. In this study a
multivariate linear regression is used to analyze the socio-economic
determinants of completed fertility and a binary logistic regression in order to
investigate the effect of socio-economic variables on... (More)
Socio-economic variables substantially determine fertility behavior and
female labor force participation. Temporal fluctuations in socio-economic
determinants of fertility and female labor force participation seem inevitable
since they are subject to societal developments in the Philippines. Examining
socio-economic variables over time contributes to an enhanced understanding
of the current status and exerted influence by those variables, and thus
provides an opportunity to intervene in fertility development. In this study a
multivariate linear regression is used to analyze the socio-economic
determinants of completed fertility and a binary logistic regression in order to
investigate the effect of socio-economic variables on female labor force
participation. Both regression analyses are based on empirical data from the
Demographic and Health Surveys in 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008 in the
Philippines. Secondary and higher educational attainment of females and
males is identified as main determinant for the fertility decline in the considered
period. Among Philippine women with at least four children, the chances of
labor participation diminished noticeably. Prospective research should have
the objective to provide an adequate variable for the financial background of
the analyzed individuals in order to allow for precise evaluations of its impact
on fertility behavior. (Less)
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author
Aurig, Gerolf LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Investigating Continuities and Discontinuities Using Survey Data Between 1993 and 2008
course
EKHR51 20121
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Fertility, socio-economic determinants, education, place of residence, contraception, female labor force participation, Philippines
language
English
id
2796224
date added to LUP
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  abstract     = {Socio-economic variables substantially determine fertility behavior and
female labor force participation. Temporal fluctuations in socio-economic
determinants of fertility and female labor force participation seem inevitable
since they are subject to societal developments in the Philippines. Examining
socio-economic variables over time contributes to an enhanced understanding
of the current status and exerted influence by those variables, and thus
provides an opportunity to intervene in fertility development. In this study a
multivariate linear regression is used to analyze the socio-economic
determinants of completed fertility and a binary logistic regression in order to
investigate the effect of socio-economic variables on female labor force
participation. Both regression analyses are based on empirical data from the
Demographic and Health Surveys in 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008 in the
Philippines. Secondary and higher educational attainment of females and
males is identified as main determinant for the fertility decline in the considered
period. Among Philippine women with at least four children, the chances of
labor participation diminished noticeably. Prospective research should have
the objective to provide an adequate variable for the financial background of
the analyzed individuals in order to allow for precise evaluations of its impact
on fertility behavior.},
  author       = {Aurig, Gerolf},
  keyword      = {Fertility,socio-economic determinants,education,place of residence,contraception,female labor force participation,Philippines},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Socio-economic Determinants of Fertility and Female Labor Force Participation in the Philippines},
  year         = {2012},
}