The Baby Bust

The Baby Bust

Author: Fred R. Harris

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742538559

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

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Though the world's population continues to grow, total fertility rates are dropping below replacement level in many parts of the world. The Baby Bust, a landmark book of essays by demographic, economic, and political science experts, examines the global birth dearth and its causes, implications, and policy options. Focusing in large part on the United States, this book also includes data from Europe and Japan and makes important comparisons between the three regions. It concludes with suggestions for making America's future sound and prosperous, through the regularization and legalization of appropriate levels of immigration; enhancing governmental efforts to increase productivity; and finally, ending the present waste of so many underutilized members of the workforce, particularly minorities and the poor. Visit our website for sample chapters!

An Introduction to Population

An Introduction to Population

Author: Helen Ginn Daugherty

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 0898626161

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

View: 444

Discussing the scope and key concepts of the study of population, it considers the basic processes of fertility, mortality, migration, population composition, demography data and population processes, and assesses the problems within the field.

Baby Bust

Baby Bust

Author: Stewart D. Friedman

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9781613631331

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 116

View: 797

A new book based on a groundbreaking cross-generational study reveals both greater freedom and new constraints for men and women in their work and family lives.

Housing in Postwar Canada

Housing in Postwar Canada

Author: John R. Miron

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773506144

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

View: 710

Between 1945 and 1981 the Canadian population doubled, while the number of dwellings more than tripled. John Miron shows how changes in demographic structure and housing affordability affected postwar household formation and housing demand. He argues that no single explanation adequately reflects the extent of the impact of the demographic trends and the economic changes.

Boomer Bust? Economic and Political Issues of the Graying Society [2 volumes]

Boomer Bust? Economic and Political Issues of the Graying Society [2 volumes]

Author: Robert B. Hudson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780275995508

Category: Political Science

Page: 576

View: 679

Seventy-six million Baby Boomers are careening toward retirement in the United States. Demographic shifts toward aging populations are taking place around the Western world, as a variety of factors—biological, technological, medical, and sociocultural—are extending life spans. Meanwhile, birth rates are declining. The scaremongers argue that this generational shift is going to be disastrous: It will result in skyrocketing tax rates, lower retirement and health benefits, higher inflation, increased unemployment and poverty, political instability, and a host of other societal ills. But will it? In Boomer Bust?, Robert Hudson assembles leading authors from fields such as economics, political science, and finance to separate fact from fiction, highlight the terms of debate, and showcase innovative policies that will prevent disaster from occurring. From topics like Social Security to older people rejoining the workforce to the elderly as a political lobby, this two-volume set covers the gamut of economic, political, financial, and business issues related to aging. The Boomer generation will leave one of the largest footprints the world has yet seen. In retirement, as in all else, this generation is blazing a path affecting succeeding generations profoundly. Boomer Bust? charts a path through the thicket of personal and public policy choices facing not just Baby Boomers but all of society.

Social Security Reform

Social Security Reform

Author: Robin J. Brooks

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521844959

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 394

View: 280

This book focuses on the underlying economic issues of the debate over public pension system reform.

China's Workers Under Assault

China's Workers Under Assault

Author: Anita Chan

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765611511

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 202

View: 380

This important book contains case studies with substantive analysis of Chinese workers in a variety of settings: state enterprises, urban collectives, township and village enterprises, domestic private enterprises, and foreign funded enterprises. The cases include urban workers migrant workers from the countryside, and workers who are sent to work outside of China. The analytical framework for these case studies lays out why labor rights violations have been occurring in China and highlights the contex in which these violations operate and the extent to which these selected cases are not isolated incidents. Moreover, the dilemma of Chinese workers is put into international perspective: the context of the international labor market, the setting of competitive minimum wages in Asia, and the concern for Chinese workers' rights taken up by the International Labor Organization (ILO). This book debunks the conventional wisdom that Chinese workers are thriving because the Chinese economy is booming. Indeed the wage structures of these enterprises of different ownership types contribute to widening income disparities in China. The book uncovers what exactly overseas Chinese entrepreneurship (Taiwan and Hong Kong), means at the factory level. And it calls for a new approach to scrutinizing the phenomena of the so-called Chinese economic miracle and it's repercussions on other economies and labor markets.

Population Trends in New Jersey

Population Trends in New Jersey

Author: James W. Hughes

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813588322

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

View: 756

To fully understand New Jersey in the 2020s and beyond, it is crucial to understand its ever-changing population. This book examines the twenty-first century demographic trends that are reshaping the state now and will continue to do so in the future. But trend analysis requires a deep historical context. Present-day New Jersey is the result of a long demographic and economic journey that has taken place over centuries, constantly influenced by national and global forces. This book provides a detailed examination of this journey. The result is present-day New Jersey. The authors also highlight key trends that will continue to transform the state: domestic migration out of the state and immigration into it; increasing diversity; slower overall population growth; contracting fertility; the household revolution and changing living arrangements; generational disruptions; and suburbanization versus re-urbanization. All of these factors help place in context the result of the 2020 decennial U.S. Census. While the book focuses on New Jersey, the Garden State is a template of demographic, economic, social, and other forces characterizing the United States in the twenty-first century.

Monthly Labor Review

Monthly Labor Review

Author: United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293026354823

Category: Labor

Page: 484

View: 464

Publishes in-depth articles on labor subjects, current labor statistics, information about current labor contracts, and book reviews.

Frontiers of Family Economics

Frontiers of Family Economics

Author: Peter Rupert

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781849505420

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 507

Over the years there has been substantial changes in the size, composition, educational level, work activity, and locational choice of families. This book offers an understanding of the forces that have led to the choices and consequent observed changes.