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A two-volume collection of readings (facsimile reprints) which trace some of the ideas that have helped to adapt economic theory and methods to analyze the determinants and consequences of demographic behavior and to relate these behaviors to investments in human capital that account for much of modern economic growth. Volume I discusses estimation of wage functions and returns to human capital; length of life, stature and sickness; individual and household production and consumption; and unified and bargaining approaches. Volume II covers life cycle choices; fertility and investments in child quality; gender gap in human capital; wage structures by cohort size and skills; pre- industrial economic-demographic equilibrium; economic-demographic interactions in today's low-income countries; and savings, intergenerational exchange and aging. Both volumes contain a name index but no subject index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Volume I
Acknowledgments vii
Introduction ix
Part I Estimation of Wage Functions and Returns to Human Capital
1. 'Individual Acquisition of Earning Power', in Schooling, Experience, and Earnings, New York: National Bureau of Economic Research, Chapter 1, 7-23 and references (1974) 3
2. 'Education in Production', Journal of Political Economy, 78 (1), January/February, 35-59 (1970) 21
3. 'Estimating the Returns to Schooling: Some Econometric Problems', Econometrica, 45 (1), January, 1-22 (1977) 46
4. 'Does Compulsory School Attendance Affect Schooling and Earnings?', Quarterly Journal of Economics, CVI (4), November, 979-1014 (1991) 68
5. 'Effects of Family Background on Earnings and Returns to Schooling: Evidence from Brazil', Journal of Political Economy, 101 (4), August, 710-40 (1993) 104
Part II Health: Length of Life, Stature and Sickness
6. 'Causes and Consequences of Mortality Declines in Less Developed Countries during the Twentieth Century', with Comments by J.D. Durand, Victor R. Fuchs and Richard W. Parks, in Richard A. Easterlin (ed.), Population and Economic Change in Developing Countries, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, Chapter 5, 289-360 (1980) 137
7. 'Estimating a Household Production Function: Heterogeneity, the Demand for Health Inputs, and Their Effects on Birth Weight', Journal of Political Economy, 91 (5), October, 723-46 (1983) 209
8. 'Does Better Nutrition Raise Farm Productivity?', Journal of Political Economy, 94 (2), April, 297-320 (1986) 233
9. 'Economic Growth, Population Theory, and Physiology: The Bearing of Long-Term Processes on the Making of Economic Policy', American Economic Review, 84 (3), June, 369-95 (1994) 257
Part III Individual and Household Behaviour: Production and Consumption
10. 'A Theory of the Allocation of Time', Economic Journal, LXXV, September, 493-517 (1965) 287
11. 'Leisure, Home Production, and Work - The Theory of the Allocation of Time Revisited', Journal of Political Economy, 85 (6), December, 1099-1123 (1977) 312
12. 'The Basic Model: Theory, Empirical Results, and Policy Conclusions', in Inderjit Singh, Lyn Squire and John Strauss (eds), Agricultural Household Models: Extensions, Applications, and Policy, Chapter 1, Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 17-47 (1986) 337
'Methodological Issues', in Inderjit Singh, Lyn Squire and John Strauss (eds), Agricultural Household Models: Extensions, Applications, and Policy, Chapter 2, Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 48-70 (1986) 368
Appendix The Theory and Comparative Statics of Agricultural Household Models: A General Approach', in Inderjit Singh, Lyn Squire and John Strauss (eds), Agricultural Household Models: Extensions, Applications, and Policy, Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 71-91 (1986) 391
Part IV Family Coordination: Unified and Bargaining Approaches
13. 'Nash-Bargained Household Decisions: Toward a Generalization of the Theory of Demand', International Economic Review, 22 (2), June, 333-49 (1981) 415
14. 'Marriage and Divorce: Informational Constraints and Private Contracting', American Economic Review, 76 (3), June, 437-54 (1986) 432
15. 'Testing the Neoclassical Model of Family Labor Supply and Fertility', Journal of Human Resources, XXV (4), Fall, 599-634 (1990) 450
16. 'Like Father, Like Son; Like Mother, Like Daughter: Parental Resources and Child Height, Journal of Human Resources, XXIX (4), Fall, 950-88 (1994) 486
17. 'Income and Outcomes: A Structural Model of Intrahousehold Allocation', Journal of Political Economy, 102 (6), December, 1067-96 (1994) 525
Name Index 555
Volume II
Acknowledgments ix
Part I Life Cycle Choices: Marriage, Fertility and Post-Schooling Training
1. 'Life Cycle Labor Supply and Fertility: Causal Inferences from Household Models', Journal of Political Economy, 88 (2), April, 328-48 (1980) 3
2. 'The Demand for and Supply of Births: Fertility and its Life Cycle Consequences', American Economic Review, 75 (5), December, 992-1015 (1985) 24
3. 'The Evolution of the Female Labor Force', in Understanding the Gender Gap: An Economic History of American Women, Chapter 2, New York, NY: Oxford University Press, Inc., 10-57, Data Appendix (228-31), notes (233-9) and references (1990) 48
Part II Quality-Quantity Trade-Off: Fertility and Investments in Child Quality
4. 'Fertility, Schooling, and the Economic Contribution of Children in Rural India: An Econometric Analysis', Econometrica, 45 (5), July, 1065-79 (1977) 113
5. 'Testing the Quantity-Quality Fertility Model: The Use of Twins as a Natural Experiment', Econometrica, 48 (1), January, 227-40 (1980) 128
6. 'Child Endowments and the Quantity and Quality of Children', Journal of Political Economy, 84 (4), Part 2, August, S143-S162 and references (1976) 142
7. 'Endowments and the Allocation of Schooling in the Family and in the Marriage Market: The Twins Experiment', Journal of Political Economy, 102 (6), December, 1131-74 (1994) 163
Part III Gender Gap in Human Capital
8. 'Market Opportunities, Genetic Endowments, and Intrafamily Resource Distribution: Child Survival in Rural India', American Economic Review, 72 (4), September, 803-15 (1982) 209
9. 'Investments in the Schooling and Health of Women and Men: Quantities and Returns', Journal of Human Resources, XXVIII (4), Fall, 694-734 (1993) 222
10. 'The Revolution and Its Roots' and 'Conclusion', in Women's Quest for Economic Equality, Chapters 2 and 8, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 10-31, 139-52 and references (1988) 263
Part IV Wage Structures by Cohort Size and Skills: Supplies and Demands
11. 'Effects of Cohort Size on Earnings: The Baby Boom Babies' Financial Bust', Journal of Political Economy, 87 (5), Part 2, October, S65-S97 (1979) 303
12. 'The Structure of Wages', Quarterly Journal of Economics, CVII (1), February, 285-326 (1992) 336
13. 'Capital-Skill Complementarity', Review of Economics and Statistics, LI (4), November, 465-8 (1969) 378
Part V Pre-Industrial Economic-Demographic Equilibrium
14. 'Agricultural Growth and Population Change', in John Eatwell, Murray Milgate and Peter Newman (eds), The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, London: Macmillan Press, Volume I, A-D, 62-8 (1987) 385
15. 'A Historical Perspective on Economic Aspects of the Population Explosion: The Case of Preindustrial England', with Comments by Nathan Keyfitz and Marc Nerlove, in Richard A. Easterlin (ed.), Population and Economic Change in Developing Countries, Chapter 9, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 517-66 (1980) 392
16. 'Short-Run Fluctuations in Fertility and Mortality in Pre-industrial Sweden', European Economic Review, 26, November, 295-317 (1985) 442
17. 'Changing World Prices, Women's Wages, and the Fertility Transition: Sweden 1860-1910', Journal of Political Economy, 93 (6), February-December, 1126-54 (1985) 465
Part VI Economic-Demographic Interactions in Today's Low-Income Countries
18. 'Conclusion', in Population Growth and Economic Development: Policy Questions, Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 85-93 and references (1986) 497
19. 'Economic Consequences of Population Change in the Third World', Journal of Economic Literature, XXVI (4), December, 1685-728 (1988) 507
20. 'Human Capital, Family Planning, and Their Effects on Population Growth', American Economic Review, 84 (2), May, 255-60 (1994) 551
Part VII Savings, Intergenerational Exchange and Ageing
21. 'Life Cycle, Individual Thrift, and the Wealth of Nations', American Economic Review, 76 (3), June, 297-313 (1986) 559
22. 'Generational Accounting: A New Approach to Understanding the Effects of Fiscal Policy on Saving', Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 94 (2), 303-18 (1992) 576
23. 'Consumption Smoothing, Migration, and Marriage: Evidence from Rural India', Journal of Political Economy, 97 (4), August, 905-26 (1989) 592
Name Index 615
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