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The changing economy and the family.
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PMID:  12146358     Owner:  PIP     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study is concerned with the impact of changes in economic conditions on the family. "Three issues are considered in this paper. First, the reasons why the family is not fading away as an economic entity are discussed. The argument of this paper is that, despite the declines in various economic functions of the family and the increases in divorces and in other failures, the survival capacity of the family is both strong and robust." Second, the author contends that the economic approach should be extended to deal with the effects of the life-span revolution, shifts in prices and incomes, and the ability of the family to cope with these changes. Third, the hypothesis is put forward that intergenerational transfers are less important than increases over time in real per capita incomes and changes in income composition, its permanent and temporary components, and the sources of income. The geographical focus is worldwide.
T W Schultz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of labor economics     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0734-306X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Labor Econ     Publication Date:  1986 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-05-02     Completed Date:  1988-05-02     Revised Date:  2002-10-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101084446     Medline TA:  J Labor Econ     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  278-87     Citation Subset:  J    
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MeSH Terms
Costs and Cost Analysis*
Family Characteristics*
Life Expectancy*
Marketing of Health Services
Population Dynamics
Socioeconomic Factors*

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