Graduate level course
The course examines the impact of demographic change on the social and economic fabric of society, with a focus on issues of importance to today’s policymakers. The impact of population aging is examined in detail, as will the possible benefits / pitfalls of migration as a potential solution to population aging. The course also examines the impacts of demographic change on individuals, through a discussion of the effects of cohort size on economic outcomes. The changing prospects for women in today’s economy is also analyzed within the framework of changing family structures. Governmental transfers dependent upon age structure, such as pension systems, is studied, as well as other aspects of intergenerational transfers.
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