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Economic Demography

Economics 667

3 credit hours, offered biennially

This course focuses on applications of economic theory to demographic behavior, including fertility, marriage, and intergenerational resource allocation. The course looks at both developing countries and high-income countries, and includes both theoretical and empirical literature. Topics covered in the course include: household production and the allocation of time; economics of fertility and investments in children; economics of marriage; the link between marriage and fertility; altruism in the family; bargaining models and intra-family allocations, economics of age structure, intergenerational transfers, and social security.

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