Population Economics

Population Economics

by Assaf Razin, Efraim Sadka
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262517221

ISBN-13: 9780262517225

Pub. Date: 02/02/1995

Publisher: MIT Press

From Malthus to Becker, the economic approach to population growth and its interactions with the surrounding economic environment has undergone a major transformation. Population Economics elucidates the theory behind this shift and the consequences for economic policy.Razin and Sadka systematically examine the microeconomic implications of people's decisions about

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From Malthus to Becker, the economic approach to population growth and its interactions with the surrounding economic environment has undergone a major transformation. Population Economics elucidates the theory behind this shift and the consequences for economic policy.Razin and Sadka systematically examine the microeconomic implications of people's decisions about how many children to have and how to provide for them on population trends and social issues of population policy.
The authors analyze how these decisions affect labor supply, consumption, savings and bequests, investments in human capital, and economic growth, along with related new issues such as migration and income redistribution across generations, in an integrated microeconomic framework.Population Economics is a thoroughly modern treatment of population economics as a field in public economics. It integrates and extends Marc Nerlove's Household and Economy: Welfare Economics of Endogenous
Fertility, as well as work written jointly with colleagues that has appeared in various journals and other publications.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262517225
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
02/02/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
285
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction1
2Population Dynamics: Summary Indicators5
IThe Microeconomics of Fertility and Child Quality
3Number and Quality of Children13
4Children as a Capital Good23
IIEthical Considerations
5Social Evaluation of Population Size37
IIIExternalities and Corrective Population Policies
6Malthus's Hypothesis75
7Bequests as a Public Good within Marriage81
8Bequests and Child Education: Full Information87
9Bequests and Child Education: Imperfect Information103
IVIncome Distribution and Social Security
10The Intergenerational Role of Social Security115
11Intragenerational Income Distribution Policies135
12Inter- and Intragenerational Distribution: The Extended Role of Social Security147
VGrowth and Development
13Engines of Growth167
14Development and Population: A Survey183
VIMigration and Trade
15Empirical Regularities and Trends201
16Factor and Goods Mobility and International Migration215
17Normative Issues of International Migration233
Notes245
References251
Index261

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