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Forecasting and Business Analysis Study Period 2, 2012 Assignment 1 - Report Due Date: 13 th April, 5pm An Investigation of Female Labour Force Participation in Australia Background Australia is experiencing an ageing population. The shift in the age structure of the population towards older groups decreases the workforce participation rate, hence hinders the economic growth. One way to increase the labour force participation rate is to increase females’ participation in the labour force because currently the rate of labour force participation in Australia for females is 66% comparing to 78% for males. Suppose you are recruited into the Treasury Graduate Program and your first task is to conduct a statistical analysis of the female labour force participation in Australia. You are asked to find out what factors influence the female labour force participation and to provide some suggestions on encouraging more females to enter into the labour force .
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