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The demographics of inequality.
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PMID:  12315947     Owner:  PIP     Status:  MEDLINE    
"This paper presents a survey of recent literature on the effects of demographic variables on economic inequality. First, a number of conceptual and methodological questions are raised and discussed. They pertain to what is meant by inequality, what the range of demographic variables is, and how variable and endogenous are the demographic variables most widely used. The paper then turns to a review of empirical works on the distributive incidence of the following demographic variables: baby boomers entering the job market, aging population, variable fertility and mortality rates, internal and external migrations, divorce and widowhood, and finally donations and bequests. It appears that a lot of caution is needed when assessing the incidence of any demographic variable changing the size of the population because in this case standard inequality measures yield conflicting signals." The geographical focus is on developed countries.
P Pestieau
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of population economics     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0933-1433     ISO Abbreviation:  J Popul Econ     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-04-06     Completed Date:  1990-04-06     Revised Date:  2002-10-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101084221     Medline TA:  J Popul Econ     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3-24     Citation Subset:  J    
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MeSH Terms
Birth Rate*
Developed Countries*
Emigration and Immigration*
Health Manpower
Population Density*
Population Dynamics*
Socioeconomic Factors*

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