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Unformatted text preview: Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2009 1 2. Marriage and Divorce (cont) Econ/Demog 27510 Ronald Lee Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2009 2 Begin thinking about term paper topic • Look at optional readings as source of ideas. Many possibilities. • Might consider an X-Lab topic, if interested in behavioral economics or experimental economics. • Try to come up with three potential topics, just at brain storming level. Write down a sentence or two about each. Email to me. Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2009 3 Readings for next time • Optional reading for students who are unfamiliar with basic consumer choice diagrams: budget constraints and indifference curves: • Robert S. Pindyck and Daniel Rubinfeld (2005) Microeconomics sixth edition. Read pp. 63-85 in this edition; it is the beginning of the chapter on consumer behavior. Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2009 4 Readings for next time, on fertility • **Gary S. Becker (1992) "Fertility and the Economy," Journal of Population Economics v.5 n.3 (August) pp.185-201. (Nontechnical, but with a little math; a broad survey and synthesis of the major approaches in the economics of fertility. Not easy reading, but valuable for non-economists as well as economists.) • *Claudia Goldin (2006) “The ‘Quiet Revolution’ That Transformed Women’s Employment, Education, and Family,” American Economic Review , Papers and Proceedings , (Ely Lecture), 96 (May), pp. 1-21. (read lightly ). • *Polybius extract (just one paragraph) written 150 BC, on bSpace. • Double asterisk means read carefully! Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2009 5 Other readings for fertility—optional, skim. All are in Fertility folder under Resources in bSpace • Report : Martha Bailey (2006) “More Power to the Pill: The impact of contraceptive freedom on women’s life cycle labor supply” Quarterly Journal of Economics • Adsera, Alicia. 2004. “Changing Fertility Rates in Developed Countries: The Impact of Labor Market Institutions.” Journal of Population Economics . • Now Daddy’s Changing Diapers and Mommy’s Making Her Career: Evaluating a Generous Parental Leave Regulation Using a Natural Experiment, October 2009 (NatExpParLv) • Report “No Child Left Behind: Universal Child Care and Children’s Long-Run Outcomes” Havnes and Mogstad (UnivChldCareAndAdultOutcomes) • AreChildrenNormal.pdf • BillariFertAndPensions.pdf • HowParentsAllocateTime.pdf • MorettiDemandForSons.pdf • Please read some of the abstracts, or others on bSpace, and then skim one or two papers that may interest you particularly. Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2009 6 Plan for the day • Discussion of Becker et al article—your reactions – Report on Hypergamy paper by Adam ....
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