DETERMINANTS OF FEMALE FERTILITY IN ASEAN-5: EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE FROM BOUNDS COINTEGRATION TEST.

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    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      ARDL bounds test
      ASEAN-5
      causality
      Female fertility
      female labor force participation
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      561320 Temporary Help Services
    • Abstract:
      The ASEAN countries have been experiencing drastic declines in fertility of more than 10 percent, particularly since the 1990s. Though the literature on fertility has clearly delineated the importance of income, female labor force participation and infant mortality as key determinants of fertility rates (FRs), the empirical findings from previous studies remains at best mixed. This study therefore identifies the determinants of female fertility for the countries, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand (ASEAN-5 countries), spanning the period 1980–2010. Using the Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) cointegration and causality techniques, the main findings of the study are summarized as follows: First, a long-run (LR) stable relationship is evident between female fertility, female labor force participation, income and infant mortality for ASEAN-5. Second, there is a deviation of FRs from the short-run (SR) to the LR equilibrium for ASEAN-5, with the highest and lowest speed of adjustment recorded for Malaysia and Thailand, respectively. Third, FR and economic stability are found to be complementary in the LR for ASEAN-5. When the joint LR and SR causalities are considered, we found that female labor force participation, income and infant mortality have dynamic relationships with FR for all the five ASEAN countries. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
      2Warwick Institute for Employment Research, The University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, United Kingdom
      3Faculty of Management, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
      4Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • ISSN:
      0217-5908
    • Accession Number:
      10.1142/S0217590815500939
    • Accession Number:
      130831553
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      SUBRAMANIAM, T.; LOGANATHAN, N.; DEVADASON, E. S. Determinants of Female Fertility in Asean-5: Empirical Evidence from Bounds Cointegration Test. Singapore Economic Review, [s. l.], v. 63, n. 3, p. 593–618, 2018. DOI 10.1142/S0217590815500939. Disponível em: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bth&AN=130831553&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912. Acesso em: 28 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      SUBRAMANIAM T, LOGANATHAN N, DEVADASON ES. Determinants of Female Fertility in Asean-5: Empirical Evidence from Bounds Cointegration Test. Singapore Economic Review. 2018;63(3):593-618. doi:10.1142/S0217590815500939.
    • APA:
      SUBRAMANIAM, T., LOGANATHAN, N., & DEVADASON, E. S. (2018). Determinants of Female Fertility in Asean-5: Empirical Evidence from Bounds Cointegration Test. Singapore Economic Review, 63(3), 593–618. https://doi.org/10.1142/S0217590815500939
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      SUBRAMANIAM, THIRUNAUKARASU, NANTHAKUMAR LOGANATHAN, and EVELYN S. DEVADASON. 2018. “Determinants of Female Fertility in Asean-5: Empirical Evidence from Bounds Cointegration Test.” Singapore Economic Review 63 (3): 593–618. doi:10.1142/S0217590815500939.
    • Harvard:
      SUBRAMANIAM, T., LOGANATHAN, N. and DEVADASON, E. S. (2018) ‘Determinants of Female Fertility in Asean-5: Empirical Evidence from Bounds Cointegration Test’, Singapore Economic Review, 63(3), pp. 593–618. doi: 10.1142/S0217590815500939.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      SUBRAMANIAM, T, LOGANATHAN, N & DEVADASON, ES 2018, ‘Determinants of Female Fertility in Asean-5: Empirical Evidence from Bounds Cointegration Test’, Singapore Economic Review, vol. 63, no. 3, pp. 593–618, viewed 28 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      SUBRAMANIAM, THIRUNAUKARASU, et al. “Determinants of Female Fertility in Asean-5: Empirical Evidence from Bounds Cointegration Test.” Singapore Economic Review, vol. 63, no. 3, June 2018, pp. 593–618. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1142/S0217590815500939.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      SUBRAMANIAM, THIRUNAUKARASU, NANTHAKUMAR LOGANATHAN, and EVELYN S. DEVADASON. “Determinants of Female Fertility in Asean-5: Empirical Evidence from Bounds Cointegration Test.” Singapore Economic Review 63, no. 3 (June 2018): 593–618. doi:10.1142/S0217590815500939.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      SUBRAMANIAM T, LOGANATHAN N, DEVADASON ES. Determinants of Female Fertility in Asean-5: Empirical Evidence from Bounds Cointegration Test. Singapore Economic Review [Internet]. 2018 Jun [cited 2020 Jan 28];63(3):593–618. Available from: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bth&AN=130831553&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912