This course explores topics in demographic economics. It is divided into three main modules: macroeconomic effects of demographics, human migration, and family economics. In the first module, we explore issues such as population aging, population distribution across the globe, the Demographic Transition and the Industrial Revolution, and the environmental effects of population growth. In the second module, we discuss the costs and benefits of human migration from the point of view of both sending and receiving countries. Finally, in the third module, we investigate how economic incentives shape family formation and family decision-making.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: |
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ECON-MN)(ECON)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Selected book chapters and articles
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There will be two exams, three problem sets, and a class project.
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|Instructor(s): Zelity,Balazs Times: .M.W... 10:50AM-12:10PM; Location: BOGH114; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 30||SR major: 5||JR major: 10|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 5||FR: 0|
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