Population and Economic Change in Developing Countries

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Richard A. Easterlin
University of Chicago Press, Nov 1, 2007 - Social Science - 592 pages
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"An extremely important book which contains a number of uniformly excellent papers on a variety of topics relating, to various degrees, to the nexus of demographic-economic interrelationships for presently developing countries."—William J. Serow, Southern Economic Journal

"An important landmark in the growing field of economic demography."—Dudley Kirk, Journal of Developing Areas

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Child Costs and Economic Development
Toward a More General Economic Model of Fertility Determination Endogenous Preferences and Natural Fertility
Child Mortality and Fertility Issues in the Demographic Transition of a Migrant Population
An Economic Interpretation of the Decline in Fertiliiy in a Rapidly Developing Country Consequences of Development and Family Planning
Causes and Consequences of Mortality Declines in Less Developed Countries during the Twentieth Century
Internal Migration in Developing Countries A Survey
Interactions of Economic and Demographic Household Behavior
Recent Population Trends in Less Developed Countries and Implications for Internal Income Inequality
A Historical Perspective on Economic Aspects of the Population Explosion The Case of Preindustrial England
List of Contributors
Author Index
Subject Index

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About the author (2007)

Richard A. Easterlin is University Professor and Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Southern California. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, past president of the Population Association, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a former Guggenheim Fellow. He is editor of Happiness in Economics (2002) and author or co-author of Growth Triumphant: The 21st Century in Historical Perspective (1996), The Fertility Revolution (1985), Birth and Fortune: The Impact of Numbers on Personal Welfare (1980; 2nd edition 1987), and Population, Labor Force, and Long Swings in Economic Growth: The American Experience (1968).

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