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Birth and Fortune : Impact of Numbers on Personal Welfare - Richard A. Easterlin

Birth and Fortune

Impact of Numbers on Personal Welfare


Published: 1st January 1987
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In this influential work, Richard A. Easterlin shows how the size of a generation--the number of persons born in a particular year--directly and indirectly affects the personal welfare of its members, the make-up and breakdown of the family, and the general well being of the economy.
" Easterlin] has made clear, I think unambiguously, that the baby-boom generation is economically underprivileged merely because of its size. And in showing this, he demonstrates that population size can be as restrictive as a factor as sex, race, or class on equality of opportunity in the U.S."--Jeffrey Madrick, "Business Week"

ISBN: 9780226180328
ISBN-10: 0226180328
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 242
Published: 1st January 1987
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised