Posts Tagged ‘marriage markets’

  • Everyday Economics and impact of gender equity for gays and lesbians

    Marrying Up in China

    Jan 13, 14 • 1224 Views • No Comments

    “There is an opinion that A quality guys will find B quality women, B  quality guys will find C quality women, and C quality men will find D quality women…The people left are A quality women and D quality men.” Huang Yuanyuan,......  [read more]

  • Human capital and Prop 8

    A New Reason to Marry

    Nov 25, 13 • 613 Views • No Comments

    Traditionally, marriage has been about specialization and “production complementarities.” With the husband in the labor force and the wife at home, their division of labor resembled a small factory. He supplied the income and she was the......  [read more]

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    Gender Issues: Chinese Bride Prices

    Jun 24, 13 • 1641 Views • No Comments

    In China, with so many more marriageable men than women (approximately 122 men for every 100 women), the husband-hunting female wields a lot of power. Telling us about the results of a survey of 32,000 people from 2 Chinese research groups, the NY......  [read more]

  • Decisions Have An Opportunity Cost That Require Tradeoffs

    Nobel Matchmakers

    Oct 17, 12 • 734 Views • No Comments

    One of the first calls a new Nobel Prize winner might get is from Adam Smith, editor of As you might expect, hearing his name, people initially wonder if the call is for real. Usually Mr. Smith does a quick interview and sometimes, if the......  [read more]

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    The New Economics of Marriage

    May 17, 12 • 611 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]