Should Economists Be Dependent On Official Fertility Projections?

Easterlin, Richard A.
July 1992
Challenge (05775132);Jul/Aug92, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p51
Academic Journal
Comments on the prospective population problems of advanced industrial economies comparable to that of the early post-World War II period of the population problems of less developed countries. Emergence of population problems due to declining population growth, population aging and an associated increase in the burden of old-age dependency; Abandonment of population forecasters' low fertility projections for the 1950s; High fertility projection of U.S. Census Bureau on an eventual rate of childbearing in the 1990s.


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