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Investigating the effects of economic factors affecting the fertility rate in iran during the years 1365-1390 with the panel data approach

R Nasrpour Parvin


The aim of this study was to recognize the economic factors affecting the fertility rate. The study population is 10 provinces selected during the years 1365-1390. Data acquisition procedure was library based. In this study, using the panel data approach, the effects of economic factors on fertility rate was evaluated using the STATA software. To assess, first the Hausman test was performed. Results showed that for the estimation of the patterns, it is required to use the fixed effects model. Results imply that there is a positive correlation between the working-women’s remuneration and also working-men’s remuneration and fertility rate, but there was no correlation between the family income and fertility rate.The results of multivariate regression analysis shows that the independent variables account for 47.8 per cent of fertility rate, collectively.

Keywords: economic factors, fertility rate, data panel
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