Discussion on Okun’s Law in Iran: Particular Emphasis on Population ‎Structure

Document Type : Research Paper


professor of economics,Beheshty university


A basic subject in economy is change in growth of population and it’s link to ‎other variables. If growth in population is consistent with other economic ‎circumstances, it would lead to economic growth, otherwise it would be ‎problematic. By using Okun's law and population structures, this paper is ‎analysis the case for Iran for 1974-2010. Predictions are related to 2025 ‎horizon. The results show that there is a positive relation between human ‎capital and economic growth. Unemployment and inflation rates are ‎negatively related to social welfare. Economic growth and unemployment are ‎negatively related. The social welfare index and rate of women between 15- ‎‎44 to population are positively related with marriage. Finally average percent ‎of changes up to 2025 would be between -0.17-0.38. ‎


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Volume 49, Issue 4 - Serial Number 4
January 2015
Pages 927-959
  • Receive Date: 17 January 2014
  • Revise Date: 09 September 2014
  • Accept Date: 30 September 2014
  • First Publish Date: 22 December 2014