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ECON 2242 Public Policy in an Aging Society (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

We live in a rapidly aging nation. In two decades, the age distribution of the U.S. will look like that of Florida today. We will analyze the underlying demographic trends, the economic status of the aged, the fiscal challenge of an aging society, public policies (especially social insurance) designed to assist older Americans, the impact of public policy on individual behavior, and proposals for reform.


Instructor(s): Matthew Rutledge

Prerequisites: ECON1131

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Last Updated: 24-Feb-14