Population Dynamics: A New Economic Approach by C. Y. Cyrus ChuPopulation Dynamics: A New Economic Approach by C. Y. Cyrus Chu

Population Dynamics: A New Economic Approach

byC. Y. Cyrus Chu

Hardcover | June 1, 1998

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Population Dynamics fills the gap between the classical supply-side population theory of Malthus and the modern demand-side theory of economic demography. In doing so, author Cyrus Chu investigates specifically the dynamic macro implications of various static micro family economic decisions.Holding the characteristic composition of the macro population to always be an aggregate result of some corresponding individual micro decision, Chu extends his research on the fertility-related decisions of families to an analysis of other economic determinations. Within this framework, Chu studiesthe income distribution, attitude composition, job structure, and aggregate savings and pensions of the population. While in some cases a micro-macro connection is easily established under regular behavioral assumptions, in several chapters Chu enlists the mathematical tool of branching processes todetermine the connection. Offering a wealth of detail, this book provides a balanced discussion of background motivation, theoretical characterization, and empirical evidence in an effort to bring about a renewal in the economic approach to population dynamics. This welcome addition to the research and theory of economic demography will interest professional economists as well as professors and graduate students of economics.

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C. Y. Cyrus Chu is at National Taiwan University.

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Title:Population Dynamics: A New Economic ApproachFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.29 × 6.3 × 1.18 inPublished:June 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195121589

ISBN - 13:9780195121582

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"...this book has a great deal to offer a variety of different audiences....Macroeconomists may uncover new ways of looking at the complex interrelationships between population growth and economic development. Readers from many backgrounds will enjoy the clear and engaging style of thewriting and be stimulated by the breadth of ideas discussed."--Journal of Political Economy