Posts Tagged ‘economics of marriage’

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    The New Economics of Marriage

    May 17, 12 • 139 Views • Behavioral Economics, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic History, Gender gap, Households, Labor, Thinking Economically, UncategorizedNo Comments

    When North Carolina’s voters rejected same sex marriage, they were not thinking economically. Traditionally, marriage has been about specialization. With the husband in the labor force and the wife at home, their division of labor resembled a small...

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    Marital Economics

    Feb 21, 12 • 136 Views • Behavioral Economics, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Gender gap, Households, Labor, Thinking Economically1 Comment

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. When Bill Clinton said Hillary Rodham was “the smartest person [he] ever met in [his] lifetime,” he was definitely expressing a changing long term trend: what husbands value in their future wives. According to the...