ECON 466 - Economics of Population
Section: 001
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Economics (ECON)
Department: LSA Economics
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
ECON 401 with a grade of at least C-; or Graduate standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

Population issues are everywhere. In much of the world, the human life span has doubled, birth rates have fallen below replacement, marriages are postponed or foregone, and divorce is common. In other places, rapid population growth seems to impede economic development. Public policy makers and voters worry about the burdens imposed by aging populations, ask whether immigrants help or harm the economy, and try to assess the effect of population on environmental quality. This course uses economic models to study the causes and consequences of changing population size and structure.

Topics include:

  • Determinants of population growth and decline
  • Relationship between population change and economic development
  • Economics of mortality
  • Economics of fertility
  • Economics of household formation, marriage and divorce
  • Economics of migration
  • Causes and impacts of changing age structure

ECON 466 - Economics of Population
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
30294
Open
20
 
-
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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ISBN: 9781577664888
Demography : the study of human population, Author: David Yaukey, Douglas L. Anderton, Jennifer Hickes Lundquist., Publisher: Waveland Press 3. ed. 2007
Required
ISBN: 9781444336900
The Children of Eve. ; Population and Well-Being in History., Author: Louis P. Cain and Donald G. Paterson., Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Required
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