ECON 466 - Economics of Population
Section: 002
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Economics (ECON)
Department: LSA Economics
Requirements & Distribution:
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Enforced Prerequisites:
ECON 401 with a grade of at least C-; or Graduate standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
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This course uses an economic perspective to analyze the dramatic changes in fertility, mortality, marriage, and household structure in recent decades. The course includes a computer lab component built around statistical analysis of household survey data. Students will use the statistical package Stata to analyze demographic and economic changes in the United States and other countries, by applying recent innovations in the application of microeconomic theory and econometrics to the analysis of demographic behavior, labor markets, poverty, and inequality.

Topics include: economics of fertility and marriage; economic and demographic analysis of population growth; intergenerational transmission of income inequality; impact of changing age structure on social security systems.

Coursework includes: computer-based problem sets and writing exercises; a paper based on computer analysis of household survey data; written midterm and final examinations.

Given the emphasis on statistical analysis in the course, ECON 404 or 405 are strongly recommended.

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ECON 466 - Economics of Population
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
M 8:30AM - 10:00AM
W 8:30AM - 10:00AM
002 (LEC)
M 10:00AM - 11:30AM
W 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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