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Introduction

John B. Shoven

in Demography and the Economy

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780226754727
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226754758 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226754758.003.0001
Introduction

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Demography includes not only fertility, mortality, and immigration, but also the racial and gender composition of the population, living arrangements, marriage, divorce, the timing of the entry and exit from the workforce and age-, gender-, and race-specific health and disability. Economic demography is a vast topic and just a tip of the iceberg is provided by discussing the important connections between the two fields. This book offers deeper analysis of a variety of issues such as the impact of greater wealth on choices about marriage and childbearing and the effects of aging populations on housing prices, Social Security, and Medicare.

Keywords: economic demography; economy; gender composition; racial composition; exponential population growth; agricultural output; health and disability; mortality; fertility; immigration; marriage; divorce

Chapter.  4737 words. 

Subjects: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics

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