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Demography and the Economy

John B. Shoven

Abstract

Demographics is a vital field of study for understanding social and economic change and it has attracted attention in recent years as concerns have grown over the aging populations of developed nations. Demographic studies help make sense of key aspects of the economy, offering insight into trends in fertility, mortality, immigration, and labor force participation, as well as age, gender, and race specific trends in health and disability. This book explores the connections between demography and economics, paying special attention to what demographic trends can reveal about the sustainability ... More

Keywords: demographics, aging population, developed nation, fertility, mortality, immigration, labor force participation, age, gender, race, housing, Social Security, Medicare

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780226754727
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226754758.001.0001

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John B. Shoven, editor

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Introduction

John B. Shoven

1 The Future of American Fertility

Samuel H. Preston and Caroline Sten Hartnett

2 Fertility Theories

Larry E. Jones, Alice Schoonbroodt, and Michele Tertilt

3 Women's Education and Family Behavior

Adam Isen and Betsey Stevenson

4 Adjusting Government Policies for Age Inflation

John B. Shoven and Gopi Shah Goda

5 Old Europe Ages

Axel Börsch-Supan and Alexander Ludwig

6 The Final Inequality

Shripad Tuljapurkar

9 Financing Medicare

Orazio Attanasio, Sagiri Kitao, and Giovanni L. Violante

10 Italians Are Late

Francesco C. Billari and Guido Tabellini