Factors Affecting Fertility-New Evidence from Malaysia

Atif Awad, Ishak Yussof

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This research paper investigates long and short term determinants of fertility rates in Malaysia based on basic macroeconomic variables for the period 1980-2014 using Auto Regressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) method. The study reveals that over a long term period, all the selected variables (GDP, infant mortality rate, females' education and employment) have had significant and negative impact on total fertility rates. Whilst during the short term period, only the infant mortality rate has had a positive impact. Since population growth is partly determined by fertility rates, efforts to increase population in Malaysia should consider factors that affect those rates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-20
Number of pages14
JournalBulletin of Geography
Volume36
Issue number36
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017

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Keywords

  • economic growth
  • Fertility
  • mortality
  • population growth

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  • Demography
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Cultural Studies
  • Urban Studies

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Factors Affecting Fertility-New Evidence from Malaysia. / Awad, Atif; Yussof, Ishak.

In: Bulletin of Geography, Vol. 36, No. 36, 01.06.2017, p. 7-20.

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