George Alter

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ICPSR, University of Michigan

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Activities (2)

Research on Economics of Population part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
Students will use the statistical package Stata to analyze demographic and economic change in the United States and other countries, applying recent innovations in the application of microeconomic theory and econometrics to the analysis of demographic behavior, labor markets, poverty, and inequality.

Family Economy of 19th-Century Industrial Workers part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Undergraduate Research:Examples
This set of assignments leads students through the steps of identifying a research question and designing an empirical analysis. Students use a large collection of late 19th-century family budgets from the U.S. and Europe, which lend themselves to questions about consumer decisions and the labor-force participation of women and children.

Other Contribution

George Alter part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:About this Project:Project Participants
Associate Director of ICPSR and Research Professor in Population Studies, University of Michigan ICPSR PO Box 1248 University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248 altergc@umich.edu Phone:734-615-7652 Background ...


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Developing Modules for Teaching Economics Participants