The Baby Bust: Who Will Do the Work Who Will Pay the Taxes? / Edition 1

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2005 Paperback Absolutely brand new. 742538559. Brand New; 0.47 x 8.98 x 6.06 Inches; 240 pages; Though the world's population continues to grow, total fertility rates are ... dropping below replacement level in many parts of the world. The Baby Bust, a landmark book of essays by demographic, economic, and. Read more Show Less

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Though the world's population continues to grow, total fertility rates are dropping below replacement level in many parts of the world. The Baby Bust, a landmark book of essays by demographic, economic, and political science experts, examines the global 'birth dearth' and its causes, implications, and policy options. Focusing in large part on the United States, this book also includes data from Europe and Japan and makes important comparisons between the three regions. It concludes with suggestions for making America's future sound and prosperous, through the regularization and legalization of appropriate levels of immigration; enhancing governmental efforts to increase productivity; and finally, ending the present waste of so many underutilized members of the workforce, particularly minorities and the poor.

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Population Studies - John Ermisch
The book...provides a good and very accessible account of the trends in fertility in economically advanced countries...the book...[is] a valuable addition to reading lists in courses in demography and sociology, particularly in the light of its accessibility and its broad coverage...
Population Studies
The book...provides a good and very accessible account of the trends in fertility in economically advanced countries...the book...[is] a valuable addition to reading lists in courses in demography and sociology, particularly in the light of its accessibility and its broad coverage...
— John Ermisch, University of Essex
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742538559
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Fred R. Harris is professor of political science at the University of New Mexico.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Part 3 I The Global Baby Bust Chapter 4 Japan's Baby Bust: Causes, Implications, and Policy Responses Chapter 5 Low Fertility in Europe: Causes, Implications, and Policy Options Part 6 II The United States and the Baby Bust Chapter 7 The U.S. Baby Bust in Historical Perspective Chapter 8 Combating Child Poverty and Enhancing the Soundness of Social Security Chapter 9 Latino Immigrants, National Identity, and the National Interest Chapter 10 Ending America's Waste of Its Most Precious Resource—Its People

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