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


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.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Jacob Mincer
  • Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman
  • Michael J. Brien
  • Michelle E. Sheran
  • Evelyn L. Lehrer
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Cambridge, England
Publication year:
  • 2003