Posts Tagged ‘marriage’

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    “Boomerangers,” the Recession and the Family

    Aug 13, 11 • 112 Views • Behavioral Economics, Households, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    The “boomeranger” has returned. A Pew Research Survey found that 13% of all households are composed of parents with adult children who moved away and then returned home. Pew’s respondents say the economy was the reason these...

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    Supply, Demand and Internet Dating

    Aug 3, 11 • 137 Views • Behavioral Economics, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Households, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    What if, “you’re an 8 constantly chasing after 10s and constantly being chased by 6s?” Described in the Financial Times, the developers of Match.com’s algorithm, codenamed Synapse, have an answer. “It’s just supply and...

  • An Imbalance in the Marriage Market

    Jan 15, 10 • 96 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Recent articles about skewed birth rates in China indicate 119 (and more) males are born for every 100 females. Discussing the imbalance, most commentary focused on marriage and how tough finding a wife will become....