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ECON 307. Economics of Aging


3.00
Application of the theoretical and empirical tools of modern micro- and macro-economic analyses to the circumstances of older people in American society. Among the topics studied are retirement from paid employment, sources and distribution of income among the elderly, and spending patterns of the elderly. The role of public policies like Social Security is an important thread throughout the course. Prerequisite: Six credits in economics are required to take this course.