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Economics of the Family

Author : Martin Browning
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The family is a complex decision unit in which partners with potentially different objectives make consumption, work, and fertility decisions. Couples marry and divorce partly based on their ability to coordinate these activities, which in turn depends on how well they are matched. This book provides a comprehensive, modern, and self-contained account of the research in the growing area of family economics. The first half of the book develops several alternative models of family decision making. Particular attention is paid to the collective model and its testable implications. The second half discusses household formation and dissolution and who marries whom. Matching models with and without frictions are analyzed and the important role of within-family transfers is explained. The implications for marriage, divorce, and fertility are discussed. The book is intended for graduate students in economics and for researchers in other fields interested in the economic approach to the family.

Economics of the Family

Author : Alessandro Cigno
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This up-to-date study on the economics of the family addresses such topical issues as why the birth rate tends to fall as the standard of living rises, why people are marrying less and divorcing more, and why Western populations are getting older. Cigno provides a survey of the most recent literature, and presents its main theoretical results--while offering some new ones--within a simple, unified framework. The book maintains a balance between vigorous theory, intuitive explanation, and discussion of practical implications throughout.

The Economics of the Family and Family Policy

Author : Francisco Cabrillo
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Using the theory of utility maximization (a form of utilitarianism), Cabrillo (economics, Universidad Complutense, Madrid) explores long and short term perspectives of the economics of marriage, the demand for children, intergenerational relationships, and the economics of inheritance. He then analyzes the responses of families to public policy incentives, with special reference to the policies of the European Union. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Research Handbook on the Economics of Family Law

Author : Lloyd R. Cohen
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Those not learned in the economic arts believe that economics is either solely or essentially concerned with commercial relations. And, so it was, originally. Then, in the second half of the 20th century, economists began applying their minimalist but sturdy tools to other human activities such as marriage, child-bearing, crime, religion and social groups. In this spirit, the Research Handbook on the Economics of Family Law gives us a series of original essays by distinguished scholars in economics, law or both. The essays represent a variety of approaches to the field. Many contain extensive surveys of the literature with respect to the particular question they address. Some employ empirical economics, others are more narrowly legal. They have in common one thing: each scholar employs a core economic tool or insight to shed light on some aspect of family law and social institutions broadly understood. Topics covered include: divorce, child support, infant feeding, abortion access, prostitution, the decline in marriage, birth control and incentives for partnering. This comprehensive and enlightening volume will be a valuable reference for those interested in law and economics generally and family law in particular.

The Economics of the Family

Author : Nancy Folbre
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A collection of previously published essays that highlights the historical dialogue between neoclassical and institutionalist approaches to the economics of the family. The volume is divided into eight sections: neoclassical perspectives; institutionalist and feminist perspectives; bargaining power models; fertility decline; intergenerational transfers; intra-household allocation; families and class inequality; and families and the state. The earliest of the 31 essays is Schultz's "An Economic Model of Family Planning and Fertility" (1969); the most recent is Folbre's "Children as Public Goods" (1994). No subject index. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Valuing Children

Author : Nancy Folbre
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Nancy Folbre challenges the conventional economist's assumption that parents have children for the same reason that they acquire pets--primarily for the pleasure of their company. Children become the workers and taxpayers of the next generation, and "investments" in them offer a significant payback to other participants in the economy. Yet parents, especially mothers, pay most of the costs. The high price of childrearing pushes many families into poverty, often with adverse consequences for children themselves. Parents spend time as well as money on children. Yet most estimates of the "cost" of children ignore the value of this time. Folbre provides a startlingly high but entirely credible estimate of the value of parental time per child by asking what it would cost to purchase a comparable substitute for it. She also emphasizes the need for better accounting of public expenditure on children over the life cycle and describes the need to rethink the very structure and logic of the welfare state. A new institutional structure could promote more cooperative, sustainable, and efficient commitments to the next generation.

The Economics of the Family How the Household Affects Markets and Economic Growth 2 volumes

Author : Esther Redmount
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A fascinating look at the role that households—and the dynamics of families, in particular—play in creating economic growth and social stability in modern economies and markets. • Features contributions from academics and practitioners in the field • Provides a balanced treatment of alternative points of view on controversial issues • Includes various aspects of family economics in the United States, in Western Europe, in high-income countries of the non-Western world, and in developing countries • Analyzes data and recent quantitative studies on the changing nature of families

Special Issue The Economics of the Family

Author : Daniela del Del Boca
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The Economics of the Family

Author : John Ermisch
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Essays on the Economics of the Family

Author : Helmut Rainer
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