ECON 380
Population Economics Spring 2018 Division II; Cross-listed as ECON380 / ECON519
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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.
The Class: Type: lecture/discussion
Limit: 25
Expected: 25
Class#: 3129
Requirements/Evaluation: at least one exam, a research paper and a class presentation
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: ECON 251; POEC 253 or ECON 255 or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preference: Economics majors
Distributions: Division II;
Attributes: PHLH Social Determinants of Health; POEC Comparative POEC/Public Policy Courses

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