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First-Order Effects of Relative Cohort Size: Long-term Trends in Unemployment, Relative Income, and Returns to College

Diane J. Macunovich

in Birth Quake: The Baby Boom and Its Aftershocks

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226500836
eISBN:
9780226500928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226500928.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter concentrates on male relative income, unemployment, and returns to college education. It specifically utilizes aggregate data to look at the impacts of changing relative cohort size on ... More


Defining Variables: Relative Cohort Size and Relative Income

Diane J. Macunovich

in Birth Quake: The Baby Boom and Its Aftershocks

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226500836
eISBN:
9780226500928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226500928.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter covers the historic trends in various measures of relative cohort size and the concept of “asymmetry” around the peak of the baby boom. Richard Easterlin suggested that young adults ... More


Population Growth and Relative Cohort Size

Diane J. Macunovich

in Birth Quake: The Baby Boom and Its Aftershocks

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226500836
eISBN:
9780226500928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226500928.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter presents a discussion of population growth and relative cohort size. It also describes women's changing role in society; immigration or international trade effects (or both); the Vietnam ... More


Effects of Relative Cohort Size on Inequality and the Overall Structure of Wages

Diane J. Macunovich

in Birth Quake: The Baby Boom and Its Aftershocks

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226500836
eISBN:
9780226500928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226500928.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter analyzes the wages at all age levels throughout the workforce. It tries to identify whether the age structure of the population has had a significant effect on the primary dimensions of ... More


Birth Quake: The Baby Boom and Its Aftershocks

Diane J. Macunovich

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226500836
eISBN:
9780226500928
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226500928.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Between 1965 and 1985, the Western world and the United States in particular experienced a staggering amount of social and economic change. This book argues that the common thread underlying all ... More


Relative Cohort Size Effects—Even in Developing Countries

Diane J. Macunovich

in Birth Quake: The Baby Boom and Its Aftershocks

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226500836
eISBN:
9780226500928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226500928.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter addresses the global evidence of a strong relationship between relative cohort size and fertility, even in developing nations during the fertility transition. “Demographic transition” is ... More


Boom and Bust Cycles in College Enrollment Rates

Diane J. Macunovich

in Birth Quake: The Baby Boom and Its Aftershocks

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226500836
eISBN:
9780226500928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226500928.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter discusses young men's and women's college enrollment rates. It is expected that relative cohort size should exert a significant effect on college enrollments. The large cohorts face a ... More


Male Relative Income and Its Significance

Diane J. Macunovich

in Birth Quake: The Baby Boom and Its Aftershocks

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226500836
eISBN:
9780226500928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226500928.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter investigates the importance of male relative income. It is noted that despite trends toward egalitarian gender-role attitudes and increasing income provision among women, cohabiting ... More


Population-Induced Economic Slumps

Diane J. Macunovich

in Birth Quake: The Baby Boom and Its Aftershocks

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226500836
eISBN:
9780226500928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226500928.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter presents some of the preliminary findings on overall economic performance across all nations (the incidence of recessions and depressions). The unforeseen changes in population age ... More


The Disappearance of the Marriage Wage Premium

Diane J. Macunovich

in Birth Quake: The Baby Boom and Its Aftershocks

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226500836
eISBN:
9780226500928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226500928.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter describes the marriage wage premium. Married men with stay-at-home wives earn a much higher premium than married men with working wives and use this to argue in favor of real ... More


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