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AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF MARITAL STATUS IN JAPAN

Koji Yasuda (), Tomoko Kinugasa () and Shigeyuki Hamori ()
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Koji Yasuda: Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University, 2-1 Rokkodai, Nada-Ku, Kobe 657-8501, Japan
Tomoko Kinugasa: Faculty of Economics, Kobe University, 2-1 Rokkodai, Nada-Ku, Kobe 657-8501, Japan

The Singapore Economic Review (SER), 2019, vol. 64, issue 03, 773-798

Abstract: This study analyzed the interdependent relationships among marital status, fertility rate and other socioeconomic factors in Japan in the 2000s by using fixed-effect 2SLS. In addition to higher fertility due to an increase in the number of married females, we demonstrated that economic conditions of males and the male co-residence rate have positive and negative co-relation on the married rate, respectively. We also found a downward convex co-relation between co-residence and parental economic condition, indicating that greater parental assets promote co-residence because of independence of children; however, poor independent parents also promote co-residence in case of less parental assets.

Keywords: Non-marriage rate; low fertility rate; unmarried adult children; co-residence rate; fixed effects 2SLS; simultaneous equation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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