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Marriage and the Economy: Theory and Evidence from Advanced Industrial Societies

Marriage and the Economy: Theory and Evidence from Advanced Industrial Societies

by Shoshana A. Grossbard, Jacob Mincer


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This book examines the impact of marriage on labor force participation, productivity at work, savings, government programs, and many other aspects of the economy. Lawmakers, legal scholars, sociologists, psychologists, spiritual leaders and all concerned with threats to the institution of marriage and the values that it embodies benefit from this reexamination of a basic Western institution via the lens of professional economists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521814546
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/01/2003
Pages: 374
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

1. Marriage and the economy Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman; Part I. The Economics of Marriage and Divorce: 2. The economics of marriage and household formation Michael Brien and Michelle Sheran; 3. The economics of divorce Evelyn L. Lehrer; 4. The effects of public policy Leslie Whittington and James Alm; Part II. Effects of Marriage on Income Uses: 5. Control over money in marriage Frances Woolley; 6. Marriage, assets, and savings Joseph Lupton and James Smith; 7. The economics of child support Andrea Beller and John Graham; 8. Marriage prospects and welfare use John Fitzgerald; Part III. Effects of Marriage on Time Uses: 9. Marriage, household production and earnings Joni Hersch; 10. Marriage and work for pay Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman and Shoshana Neuman; 11. Marriage, work for pay, and child care Rachel Connelly and Jean Kimmel; 12. Marriage and home-based paid employment Elizabeth Field-Hendrey and Linda Edwards; Part IV. Marriage and the Macro Economy: 13. Married households and gross household product Duncan Ironmonger and Faye Soupourmas; 14. Marriage, parental investment, and the macroeconomy Shirley Burggraf.

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