Handbook of Population and Family Economics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444826459, 9780080572536

Handbook of Population and Family Economics, Volume 14

1st Edition

Editors: M.R. Rosenzweig
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444826459
eBook ISBN: 9780080572536
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 23rd April 1997
Page Count: 708
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Population and family economics (M.R. Rosenzweig, O. Stark). The Family. A survey of theories of the family (T.C. Bergstrom). The formation and dissolution of families: Why marry? Who marries whom and what happens upon divorce (Y. Weiss). Intrahousehold distribution and the family (J.R. Behrman). Intergenerational and interhousehold economic links (J. Laitner). Fertility. The cost of children and the use of demographic variables in consumer demand (B.M.S. van Praag, M.F. Warnaar). The economics of fertility in developed countries (V.J. Hotz, J.A. Klerman, R.J. Willis). Demand for children in low income countries (T.P. Schultz). Mortality and Health. New findings on secular trends in nutrition and mortality: Some implications for population theory (R.W. Fogel). Determinants and consequences of the mortality and health of infants and children (K.I. Wolpin). Mortality and morbidity among adults and the elderly (R. Sickles, P. Taubman). Complete Index.


Description

Introduction: Population and family economics (M.R. Rosenzweig, O. Stark). The Family. A survey of theories of the family (T.C. Bergstrom). The formation and dissolution of families: Why marry? Who marries whom and what happens upon divorce (Y. Weiss). Intrahousehold distribution and the family (J.R. Behrman). Intergenerational and interhousehold economic links (J. Laitner). Fertility. The cost of children and the use of demographic variables in consumer demand (B.M.S. van Praag, M.F. Warnaar). The economics of fertility in developed countries (V.J. Hotz, J.A. Klerman, R.J. Willis). Demand for children in low income countries (T.P. Schultz). Mortality and Health. New findings on secular trends in nutrition and mortality: Some implications for population theory (R.W. Fogel). Determinants and consequences of the mortality and health of infants and children (K.I. Wolpin). Mortality and morbidity among adults and the elderly (R. Sickles, P. Taubman). Complete Index.


Details

No. of pages:
708
Language:
English
Copyright:
© North Holland 1997
Published:
Imprint:
North Holland
eBook ISBN:
9780080572536
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444826459

Reviews

@qu:"...The Editors and contributors need to be congratulated for presenting such an excellent publication. This is very much a publication that should be on the shelf of all those interested in population and family economics. ...I anxiously await volume 1C(?), although given the scope and depth if the two current volumes, it is difficult to imagine what further topics need to be surveyed." @source:The Economic Journal @qu:...the Handbook provides and ideal entry point for an economist or economics graduate student looking for authoratative surveys of an important branch of economics. ...
"Ambitious and enormously useful project. ... Rosenzweig and Stark have recruited an outstanding group of economists to write these surveys - virtually all have made important contributions to the areas they survey. ..." @source:Journal of Economic Literature @qu:For those who are interested in one or more of the special branches of economic demography every paper contains a huge amount of well-chosen references. @source:European Journal of Population


About the Editors

M.R. Rosenzweig Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Yale University, CT