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

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Marriage and the Economy
Theory and Evidence from Advanced
Industrial Societies

Edited by
SHOSHANA A. GROSSBARD-SHECHTMAN
San Diego State University

Foreword by
JACOB MINCER
Columbia University

CAMBRIDGE
UNIVERSITY PRESS

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents vii
  • Figures ix
  • Tables x
  • Contributors xiii
  • Foreword xix
  • Acknowledgments xxi
  • Marriage and the Economy - Theory and Evidence from Advanced Industrial Societies *
  • One - Marriage and the Economy 1
  • References 31
  • Part I - The Economics of Marriage and Divorce 35
  • Two - The Economics of Marriage and Household Formation 37
  • References 51
  • Three - The Economics of Divorce 55
  • References 71
  • Four - The Effects of Public Policy on Marital Status in the United States 75
  • References 98
  • Part II - Effects of Marriage on Income Uses 103
  • Five - Control Over Money in Marriage 105
  • References 126
  • Six - Marriage, Assets, and Savings 129
  • References 151
  • Seven - The Economics of Child Support 153
  • References 173
  • Eight - Marriage Prospects and Welfare Use 177
  • References 195
  • Part III - Effects of Marriage on Time Uses 199
  • Nine - Marriage, Household Production, and Earnings 201
  • References 220
  • Ten - Marriage and Work for Pay 222
  • References 244
  • Eleven - Marriage, Work for Pay, and Childcare 248
  • References 268
  • Twelve - Marriage and Home-Based Paid Employment 271
  • References 289
  • Part IV - Marriage and the Macroeconomy 291
  • Thirteen - Married Households and Gross Household Product 293
  • References 316
  • Fourteen - Marriage, Parental Investment, and the Macroeconomy 318
  • References 337
  • Index 339
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