Posts Tagged ‘marriage markets’

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    The New Economics of Marriage

    May 17, 12 • 293 Views • No 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...  [read more]

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    Female Human Capital

    Apr 20, 12 • 273 Views • No Comments

    To one group of economists, oral contraception is all about human capital. 1970 appears to have been a turning point. 40 years ago, increasingly, women started entering law school, medical school and other professional programs after college. Instead of...  [read more]

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    Marital Economics

    Feb 21, 12 • 322 Views • 1 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 study...  [read more]

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    Chinese Marriage Markets

    Apr 17, 11 • 233 Views • No Comments

    A typical young Chinese woman is looking for a husband who owns a home. Probably, she will find one because China’s single child policy and tendency toward male preference have resulted in massive gender imbalance. With so many more marriageable men...  [read more]