ECON 466 - Economics of Population
Fall 2019, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Economics (ECON)
Department: LSA Economics

Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
ECON 401 completed with a minimum grade of C- or better; or graduate standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Population issues are everywhere. In much of the world, the human life span has doubled, birth rates have fallen below replacement, marriages are postponed or foregone, and divorce is common. In other places, rapid population growth seems to impede economic development. Public policy makers and voters worry about the burdens imposed by aging populations, ask whether immigrants help or harm the economy, and try to assess the effect of population on environmental quality. This course uses economic models to study the causes and consequences of changing population size and structure.

Topics include:

  • Determinants of population growth and decline
  • Relationship between population change and economic development
  • Economics of mortality
  • Economics of fertility
  • Economics of household formation, marriage and divorce
  • Economics of migration
  • Causes and impacts of changing age structure

    Course Requirements:

    Grades are based on course attendance/participation, student performance on homework assignments, unannounced quizzes, two in-class mid-term exams and a final exam. Exams will include small and large essay questions, problems, and multiple-choice questions.

    Intended Audience:

    Advanced students who are interested using economics to analyze questions about population.

    Class Format:

    Students are expected to attend all class meetings. Lecture is the predominant instructional method, but students are encouraged to raise questions and actively participate in class discussion.

  • Schedule

    ECON 466 - Economics of Population
    Schedule Listing
    001 (LEC)
     In Person
    28032
    Open
    18
     
    -
    TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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