Posts Tagged ‘marriage markets’

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    Gender Issues: Chinese Bride Prices

    Jun 24, 13 • 1338 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]

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    Nobel Matchmakers

    Oct 17, 12 • 626 Views • No Comments

    One of the first calls a new Nobel Prize winner might get is from Adam Smith, editor of NobelPrize.org. 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 • 516 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 • 436 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 • 560 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......  [read more]