Economic Demography
General Catalog Course Title:
Economic Demography
Terms Offered:
Spring 2016
Spring 2015
Spring 2014
Spring 2013
Summer 2013
Spring 2012
Course Thread: 
Sciences and Society
Lee, Richard W.
Joshua Goldstein

A general introduction to economic demography, addressing the following kinds of questions: What are the economic consequences of immigration to the U.S.? Will industrial nations be able to afford the health and pension costs of the aging populations? How has the size of the baby boom affected its economic well being? Why has fetility been high in Third World countries? In industrial countries, why is marriage postponed, divorce high, fertility so low, and extramarital fertility rising? What are the economic and environmental consequences of rapid population growth?

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