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Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2010 1 4. Economics of Fertility, Biology and the Family, Causality Econ/Demog 275 Ronald Lee Feb 10, 2010
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Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2010 2 Outline of topics Economics of the Family: Marriage and Fertility Economics of Marriage Economics of Fertility Causality Principles of causal inference Examples from economic demography Biology, Genetics and Economic Demography Genetic relatedness and economics of the family Evolutionary forces shaping the life cycle Biomarkers in modern surveys and behavior Health and Mortality Socioeconomic differentials in mortality, and direction of causation Theoretical Models and their Estimation Early life effects on later life outcomes Demographic Aspects of Life Cycle and Household Demographic Composition and Household Behavior Intergenerational Transfers at the Family Level Population and the Macro Economy Population Aging and Intergenerational Transfers The Demographic Transition, Savings, and Economic Growth Looking for a natural experiment. Cross-national studies. Population Growth, Human Capital, and Economic Development Economic Consequences of Immigration Immigration, wages of natives, employment Fiscal impact of immigration.
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Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2010 3 Readings on Health *Robert Fogel (2004) “Why the Twentieth Century Was So Remarkable”, Chapter 2 of Robert Fogel, The Escape from Hunger and Premature Death , 1700-2100 (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge England), pp.20- 42. *James Smith (2005) “Unraveling the SES- Health Connection”, Population and Development Review , Special Issue (February).
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Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2010 4 Reports Thanks for your excellent work on these reports. They have been concise, well focused and very informative. Please make sure to put your name on your report. Please put 275 in the subject line of your email when you send it out
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Ronald Lee, UC Berkeley, 2010 5 For reports Report (re causality) : Kasey Buckles and Daniel M. Hungerman “SEASON OF BIRTH AND LATER OUTCOMES: OLD QUESTIONS, NEW ANSWERS” NBER Working Paper 14573 (). Report Raquel Fonseca, Pierre-Carl Michaud, Titus Galama, Arie Kapteyn, “On The Rise of Health Spending and Longevity”, IZA DP No. 4622, December 2009. Report Samuel H. Preston_ Jessica Y. Ho† (2009) † “Low Life Expectancy in the United States: Is the Health Care System at Fault?” (May have been published in PNAS in 2009).
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6 Outline of today’s class Claudia Goldin (changing economic roles of women in US, family, fertility) Cox (Biology and Economics of the Family) Moffit (Causal analysis in population studies) Reports on examples of causal analysis. Claire (Geronimus and Korenman)
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