Birth and Fortune: The Impact of Numbers on Personal Welfare

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In this influential work, Richard A. Easterlinshows 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 ...

Birth and Fortune: The Impact of Numbers on Personal Welfare 1987, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226180328

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