ECON 380 Spring 2015 Population Economics

Cross Listed as ECON519
This course is an introduction to the economic analysis of demographic behavior and the economic consequences of demographic change. An important aim is to familiarize students with historical and contemporary trends in fertility, mortality, migration, and family composition, and the implications of these trends for the economy. The course demonstrates the application of microeconomic theory to demographic behavior, including fertility, marriage, and migration. Students are introduced to basic techniques of demographic measurement and mathematical demography. Selected topics include the economic consequences of population growth in developing countries, the economics of fertility and female labor force participation, the effects of an older age structure on the social security system, and the relationship between population growth and natural resources.
Class Format: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: at least one exam, a research paper and a class presentation
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the Gaudino option
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Prerequisites: ECON 251; POEC 253 or ECON 255 or permission of the instructor
Enrollment Preference: Economics majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: PHLH Demography: Population Processes,POEC Comparative POEC/Public Policy Courses
Enrollment Limit: 25
Expected Enrollment: 25
Class Number: 3494
CLASSES ATTR INSTRUCTORS TIMES CLASS NUMBER ENRL CONSENT
ECON 380 - 01 (S) LEC Population Economics Division 2: Social Studies Lucie Schmidt
MR 1:10 PM-2:25 PM 3494 Closed
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