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Birth and Fortune The Impact of Numbers on Personal Welfare

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ISBN-10: 0226180328

ISBN-13: 9780226180328

Edition: 2nd 1987 (Revised)

Authors: Richard A. Easterlin

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In this influential work, Richard A. Easterlinnbsp;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
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/15/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 242
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Preface
The Accident of Birth: Generation Size and Personal Welfare
The Economic Fortunes of Young Adults
Marriage and Childbearing
Women's Work
Breakdown of the Family?
Social Disorganization
Stagflation
The Future
Conclusion
Notes
Index