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We are grateful to Barbara Annesley, Keith Walton and Tracy Mears for their assistance. We would also like to thank Bob Buckle, John Creedy, David Grimmond, David Gruen, Kam Szeto and David Rae for their comments on a draft of the paper. The paper was completed while Daniel Garrett was a summer intern at the Treasury.
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Table of Contents
- 1 Introduction
- 2 International comparison of labour force participation rates
- 3 Modelling the effect of increased labour force participation on GDP
- 4 Alternative specifications
- 5 Conclusion
- Appendix 1 – Supplementary data
- Appendix 2 – Calculation of GDP per hour
- Appendix 3 – Deriving age-specific employment rates for Alternative Specification 5
- Appendix 4 – Adjusting women’s labour force participation rates for paid maternity leave