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Why Micro Matters

Jere R. Behrman

in Population Matters

Published in print August 2001 | ISBN: 9780199244072
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191595974 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199244073.003.0013
 Why Micro Matters

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This chapter argues that a micro perspective is essential for many questions regarding population change and economic development. It presents some fundamentals for thinking about population change and development at the micro level, and for empirically assessing population change and development. It then provides some fundamentals for thinking about policy development followed by illustrations of these fundamentals, and summarises selected empirical micro studies that build on such frameworks.

Keywords: micro level; economic development; population change

Chapter.  20207 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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