Marriage is an institution that plays a central role in most societies. As it affects decisions regarding labor supply, consumption, reproduction, and other important decisions, marriage receives considerable attention in academic circles. Much research has been done about marriage, principally by sociologists, psychologists, and anthropologists.
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figures -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- INTRODUCTION -- PART ONE -- Contents -- The Economics of Marriage in Perspective -- 1 The Economics of Marriage and Other Social Sciences -- 2 The Economics of Marriage and Belief Systems -- PART TWO A General Theory of Marriage -- 3 A Theory of Allocation of Time in Markets for Labor and Marriage -- 4 Theoretical Implications for Marriage -- PART THREE Sex Ratio EITects -- 5 Sex Ratios and Marriage, Cohabitation, Labor Supply, and Divorce: Time Trends -- 6 Sex Ratios and Married Women's Labor Supply: Cross-City Comparisons -- PART FOUR Compensating Differentials in Marriage -- 7 Compensating Differentials in Marriage and Married Women's Labor Supply, with Shoshana Neuman -- 8 Compensating Differentials and Intermarriage -- PART FIVE Cohabitation, Divorce, and Polygamy -- 9 A Theory of Cohabitation and Marriage Formality -- 10 A Theory of Divorce and Labor Supply, with Michael C. Keeley -- 11 A Theory of Polygamy -- PART SIX Marriage, Productivity, and Earnings -- 12 Investments in Spouse's Productivity at Work -- 13 A Market Theory of Virtue as General Human Capital -- 14 A Study of Spousal Help Among Israeli Managers, with Dafiza N. lzraeli and Shoshana Neuman -- 15 Religiosity and Investments in Spousal Productivity, with Shoshana Neuman -- CONCLUSION -- References -- About the Book and Author -- Index.