Handbook of Population and Family Economics

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Mark Richard Rosenzweig, Oded Stark
Gulf Professional Publishing, 1997 - Business & Economics - 1343 pages
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The collection of chapters in the Handbook of Population and Family Economics and their organization reflect the most recent developments in economics pertaining to population issues and the family. The rationale, contents, and organization of the Handbook evolve from three premises. First, the family is the main arena in which population outcomes are forged. Second, there are important interactions and significant causal links across all demographic phenomena. Third, the study of the size, composition, and growth of a population can benefit from the application of economic methodology and tools. The diversity and depth of the work reviewed and presented in the Handbook conveys both the progress that has been made by economists in understanding the forces shaping population processes, including the behavior of families, and the many questions, empirical and theoretical, that still remain. For more information on the Handbooks in Economics series, please see our home page on http://www.elsevier.nl/locate/hes
  

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Contents

Contents
22
Decisionmaking in the family
31
Theories of the marriage and household membership
45
Interdependent preferences within families
59
References
74
Why Marry? Who Marries Whom?
81
How families solve their economic problems
89
The marriage market
99
Lifecycle models of fertility
309
identification issues economet
322
Conclusion
342
Demand for Children in Low Income Countries
349
Micro foundations for household behavior
355
Institutional change and macroeconomics of fertility
377
Conclusions
417
The Economics of Population Aging
423

Divorce and its economic consequences
110
The future of the family
119
Chapter 4
125
Empirical explorations of singleperiod consensus preference models
146
The Economics of Individual Aging
169
Nonconsensus models of household behavior
172
Conclusions
179
Chapter 5
189
More sophisticated models with altruism
212
Transactions cost approach
228
Conclusion
234
Chapter 6
241
Traditional approaches
248
Implementing the complete demand system approach
255
Summary and conclusion
263
Official Yugoslav equivalence scale
264
Chapter 7
275
Static models of fertility behavior
292
Chapter 9
433
Equilibrium Disequilibrium and Consequences of Fluctuations
439
Measuring the extent and significance of chronic malnutrition
445
Implications for population theory
460
Conclusions and implications for current policy
470
Chapter 10
483
Chapter 20
486
The determinants of infant and child mortality
523
Conclusions
553
Chapter 11
559
Structural economic models of health
576
Sources of data on mortality and morbidity and health measurement systems
598
Statistical and numerical techniques
611
Comments and conclusions
626
Technological Change Natural
632
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