Dollars and Sex: How Economics Influences Sex and Love

Dollars and Sex: How Economics Influences Sex and Love

by Marina Adshade

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Overview

There's a marketplace for sex and love, and you're in it. In Dollars and Sex, economist Marina Adshade converts economic theory into a sexy science by applying the principles of supply and demand and other market forces to matters of love and libido. As she does in her hugely popular blog of the same name, Adshade unlocks the mysteries behind our actions, thoughts, and preferences using engaging research, economic analysis, and humor. The end result is a fascinating look at just how central the interplay of libido, gender, love, power, and economic forces is to the most important choices we make in our lives. Ultimately she shows that every option, every decision, and every outcome in matters of sex and love is better understood through economics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452109220
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 03/19/2013
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,114,202
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dr. Marina Adshade teaches economics at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada. In 2008, she launched an undergraduate course titled Economics of Sex and Love, which invited her students to approach questions of sex and love through an economist's lens. The course was an instant hit, and led to the launch of the blog, Dollars and Sex.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 Love the One You're With 13

Chapter 2 Hooking up in College 37

Chapter 3 Love in Cyberspace 61

Chapter 4 You Complete Me 87

Chapter 5 Marriage Is a Fine Institution 115

Chapter 6 Bringing Home the Bacon 142

Chapter 7 The Next Generation Comes of Age 168

Chapter 8 Naughty by Nature 195

Chapter 9 Love in the Sunset (Years) 221

Final Thoughts 248

Bibliography 258

Index 269

Acknowledgments 272

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Dollars and Sex : How Economics Influences Sex and Love 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book in which the author puts forth a whole new way of looking at sexuality and the dynamics of attraction between the sexes. REALLY worth the time to read. 5 stars at her presentation. I couldn't put it down!
Stephreads More than 1 year ago
I found this book really fascinating. I always want to know how people's minds work, and this takes it even further by examining how economics affects relationships and sex, and puts the population in focus. It can be a little dense on the statistics at times, but a lot of her findings make sense. There are so many interesting tidbits in here, you'll be the hit of the party if you memorize just a few of them!
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