Birth and Fortune: The Impact of Numbers on Personal Welfare / Edition 2

Birth and Fortune: The Impact of Numbers on Personal Welfare / Edition 2

by Richard A. Easterlin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226180328

ISBN-13: 9780226180328

Pub. Date: 04/28/1987

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

In this influential work, Richard A. Easterlin shows how the size of a generation—the number of persons born in a particular year—directly and indirectly affects the personal welfare of its members, the make-up and breakdown of the family, and the general well being of the economy.

"[Easterlin] has made clear, I think unambiguously, that the baby

Overview

In this influential work, Richard A. Easterlin shows how the size of a generation—the number of persons born in a particular year—directly and indirectly affects the personal welfare of its members, the make-up and breakdown of the family, and the general well being of the economy.

"[Easterlin] has made clear, I think unambiguously, that the baby-boom generation is economically underprivileged merely because of its size. And in showing this, he demonstrates that population size can be as restrictive as a factor as sex, race, or class on equality of opportunity in the U.S."—Jeffrey Madrick, Business Week

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226180328
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
04/28/1987
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
5.45(w) x 8.51(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
I. The Argument
1. The Accident of Birth: Generation Size and Personal Welfare
2. The Economic Fortunes of Young Adults
II. Family
3. Marriage and Childbearing
4. Women's Work
5. Breakdown of the Family?
III. Society and Economy
6. Social Disorganization
7. Stagflation
IV. Implications
8. The Future
9. Conclusion
10. Epilogue
Appendix Tables
Notes
Index

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