Some Intergenerational Transfer Implications of Birth Fluctuations

  • Robert Schoen
  • Stefan Jonsson
Part of the International Studies In Population book series (ISIP, volume 3)

With the demographic transition from high to low rates of birth and death accomplished or underway in most of the world, some observers have predicted that humanity is on the road to zero population growth. In the long term, the destination of unchanging population size is probably an illusion. In the short term, the road must surmount population growth and population ageing.


Cycle Length Cohort Size Dependency Ratio Birth Function Intergenerational Transfer 
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  • Robert Schoen
    • 1
  • Stefan Jonsson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SociologyPennsylvania State UniversityUSA

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