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Title Marriage and the economy : theory and evidence from advanced industrial societies / edited by Shoshana A. Grossbard-Shechtman ; foreword by Jacob Mincer.
Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Subject Marriage -- Economic aspects -- Developed countries.
Married people -- Employment -- Developed countries.
Families -- Economic aspects -- Developed countries.
Social values -- Developed countries.
Industrialization -- Developed countries -- History -- 20th century.
Economics -- Developed countries -- History -- 20th century.
Alt Name Grossbard-Shechtman, Shoshana, 1948-
Description 1 online resource (xxi, 349 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / Jacob Mincer -- Marriage and the economy / Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman -- PART I. THE ECONOMICS OF MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE -- Economics of marriage and household formation / Michael J. Brien, Michelle E. Sheran -- Economics of divorce / Evelyn L. Lehrer -- Effects of public policy / Leslie Whittington, James Alm -- PART II. EFFECTS OF MARRIAGE ON INCOME USES -- Control over money in marriage / Frances Woolley -- Marriage, assets, and savings / Joseph P. Lupton, James P. Smith -- Economics of child support / Andrea H. Beller, John W. Graham -- Marriage prospects and welfare use / John Fitzgerald -- PART III. EFFECTS OF MARRIAGE ON TIME USES -- Marriage, household production and earnings / Joni Hersch -- Marriage and work for pay / Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman, Shoshana Neuman -- Marriage, work for pay, and childcare / Rachel Connelly, Jean Kimmel -- Marriage and home-based paid employment / Elizabeth Field-Hendrey, Linda N. Edwards -- PART IV. MARRIAGE AND THE MACROECONOMY -- Married households and gross household product / Duncan Ironmonger, Faye Soupourmas -- Marriage, parental investment, and the macroeconomy / Shirley Burggraf.
Summary Marriage and the Economy explores how marriage influences the monetized economy as well as the household economy. Marriage institutions are to the household economy what business institutions are to the monetized economy, and marital status is clearly related to the household economy. Marriage also influences the economy as conventionally measured via its impact on labor supply, workers' productivity, savings, consumption, and government programs such as welfare programs and social security. The macro-economic analyses presented here are based on the micro-economic foundations of cost/benefit analysis, game theory, and market analysis. Micro-economic analysis of marriage, divorce, and behavior within marriages are investigated by a number of specialists in various areas of economics. Western values and laws have been very successful at transforming the way the world does business, but its success at maintaining individual commitments to family values is less impressive.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0511064926 (electronic bk.)
9780511064920 (electronic bk.)
0511120583 (electronic bk.)
9780511120589 (electronic bk.)
0521814545 (Cloth)
0521891434 (Paper)
OCLC # 57218476
Additional Format Print version: Marriage and the economy. Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2003 0521814545 0521891434 (DLC) 2002073690 (OCoLC)50091848

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