ECON 144 Family Economics
Topics at the intersection of economics and demography. Causes and consequences of historical trends such as the demographic transition, the increase in female labor force participation and its macroeconomic implications, the connection between economic development and family laws (child labor laws, women's rights), and policies affecting families and children (such as parental leave policies, social security policy, education subsidies). Economic models of household bargaining, fertility choice, and intergenerational transfers. Prerequisites: 51, 52.