Family Economics and Public Policy, 1800s-Present: How Laws, Incentives, and Social Programs Drive Family Decision-Making and the US Economy

Author:   Megan McDonald Way
Publisher:   Palgrave Macmillan
Edition:   Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018
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9781349959082


Pages:   315
Publication Date:   13 September 2019
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Author:   Megan McDonald Way
Publisher:   Palgrave Macmillan
Imprint:   Palgrave Macmillan
Edition:   Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018
Weight:   0.440kg
ISBN:  

9781349959082


ISBN 10:   1349959081
Pages:   315
Publication Date:   13 September 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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1. Introduction: Public Policy and Family Economics in US History2. Families: Economic Functions and Decision-Making3. The Path of US Fertility: Micro Decisions with Macro Consequences4. Private and Public Investments in Children: Creating the Human Capital to Meet US Economic Needs5. Labor Force Participation and Home Production: Evolving Rights, Roles, and Opportunities for Women and Men 6. The Economics of Changing Family Structures: The Public Interest in Marriage and Family Formation7. Intergenerational Economics: Public and Family Support for Retirees in US History and Looking Forward8. Family Economics, Public Policy, and Inequality: Diverging Family Fortunes and the Risk to the US Economy

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Megan McDonald Way is Associate Professor and Chair of the Economics Division at Babson College, USA. She teaches graduate and undergraduate microeconomics principles and undergraduate labor courses. Her research focuses on intergenerational financial transfers within families, specifically how demographic changes in family structure are affecting the way money gets passed between the generations. She also studies gender earnings gaps, particularly among the self-employed. Prior to her career in academia, Dr. Way spent eight years as a marketing professional in the software industry.

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