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

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

by Fred R. Harris, Francesco C. Billari, Alan Curtis, Rodolfo O. de la Garza, Peter Edelman
     
 

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,

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

Population Studies: A Journal of Demography - 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742538542
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.72(d)

Meet the Author

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

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