Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/70710
Authors: 
Hotchkiss, Julie L.
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta 2009-6a
Abstract: 
This paper presents a simple methodology for decomposing changes in the aggregate labor force participation rate (LFPR) over time into demographic group changes in labor force participation behavior and in population share. The purpose is to identify the relative importance of behavioral changes and population changes as driving forces behind changes in the aggregate LFPR.
Subjects: 
labor force participation
decomposition
forecasting
JEL: 
J11
J21
E24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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