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Questions tagged [demographics]

Topics related to demographics (including population, marriage, fertility, family economics). Covers JEL code J1.

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What is the proper term for “contraction economics?”

By "contraction economics" I mean theories and work based on the assumption that the population of a country will decline over time. An example might be a paper looking at the housing market for ...
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why does an aging population positively impact on a decline in the smoking rate?

I've been studying the causes of a decline in the smoking rate, and I found out from the article that an aging population causes the decline. But, I'm not sure why it could happen. Is that because ...
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Understanding Boserup's theories on food and overpopulation

From what I understand about Boserup's theories, she claims that when populations grow and near the carrying capacity of whatever habitat they live in, businesses will have incentive to invest in new ...
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Why don't most of the highly educated people in poorer part of Europe migrate to the Western part?

There are a lot of people working in universities in countries like Ukraine, Belarus, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, and so on with low salaries. Those people have high skills and education. I saw some ...
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ARIMA modelling and Economic interpretation

ARIMA models, from what I know, are atheoretical models in the sense that they don't provide us with meaningful economic interpretation of a process. However in population forecasting, can ARIMA ...
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What is the economical advantage coming from the ability to speak English?

I'm very much interested in the difference between anglophonic and non-anglophonic countries stemming just from the language skills. I'll be grateful for any references regarding the topic. What is ...
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Quick Question on Production Possibilities Frontier Curve

Can someone please tell me how or why the curve shifts outward. In the textbook, I was given that: "But if we cut production of mobile phones to 3 million this year, we can produce 2 mobile phone ...
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Income Inequality as an indicator of wealth

My employer has assigned me the project of trying to understand where our current and potential International Private Banking clients are, and where they are moving to. To understand this, we are ...
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DSGE and Demography

Are there any known DSGE models with a demography component, i.e., that model the effects of aging population in output growth? Any help would be appreciated. Edit: I've been thinking, this question ...
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Economic impacts of a declining population

In the article “Japan’s population problem” in The Japan Time, Hugh Cortazzi write: Japanese leaders and Japanese people generally are well aware of their nation’s demographic challenges. The ...