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Labor Force Participation

It seems that JT and I predicted the future when we discussed the labor force participation rate last week. This was an important part of the early discussion in the President’s budget released this week. A key part of the budget discussed recent trends in the labor force participation rate for men in “prime” ages. There is nothing necessarily inaccurate in Read More

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Demographic Policies and Time

I am not sure why, but it seems like summer is a great time to teach demographic methods. There seem to be an abundance of news stories about demographic processes and events. (By the way I am fully aware that this is a version of confirmation bias. I am teaching the class so I look for the stories and find Read More

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Net Migration in North Dakota

I am teaching demographic methods, population analysis, whatever you want to call it this summer. The class title is not the really important thing to me, it is more a matter of content. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for accurate titles, but neither title is deceptive and most people have no idea what it is anyway regardless of Read More