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Economics (ECON)

ECON 463W Economic Demography (3) Microeconomics of demographic behavior; interrelationships between demographic and economic factors, in developing and industrialized economies; economic welfare and policy implications.

ECON 463W Economic Demography (3)

Economic demography is concerned with the interrelationships between economic phenomena and demographic phenomena. Fundamental demographic variables - fertility, mortality, migration, age composition - are related to economic factors, as both consequences and determinants. This course uses an economic perspective to study population phenomena and issues, with a focus on both theoretical and empirical analysis of demographic questions. Indeed, a major objective of the course is to provide you with the analytical tools from economics that are useful in analyzing issues in demography.

The instructional and educational objectives of this course are to teach students about economic demography in an advanced, writing-intensive seminar. The objective of the course is to provide a disciplinary perspective from economics on numerous issues in the multidisciplinary field of demography. This course is an advanced course that touches on topics in two different fields of economics: labor economics and growth and development. The course will count toward both the major and the minor in economics.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: ECON 412 orECON 471 or 9 credits in demography

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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