The Economics of the Family
E. Elgar Pub. Limited, Jan 1, 1996 - Business & Economics - 687 pages
'This is an extremely useful collection of essays by economists on the family that will be of great value to all those social scientists who would like to have a ready reference to the way in which the debates over the new economics of the family have developed since the 1970s. the book provides an excellent guide to the ways in which economic explanation in this complex area has developed in relation to a number of different fields of inquiry, including fertility decline, intergenerational transfers and intra-household allocations.' - Jane Lewis, Population Studies 'The volume would serve well as a source-book for a course on family economics.' - John G. Treble, the Economic Journal This collection of essays features the debate among neoclassical, institutionalist and feminist theorists, providing an invaluable guide to the evolution of economic approaches to the family. the clash of paradigms illuminates some issues of profound concern to economics as a whole, such as the relative importance of altruism and self-interest.
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Gary S Becker 1985 Human Capital Effort and the Sexual
A? Gary S Becker 1981 Altruism in the Family and Selfishness
PART H INSnTUnONALIST AND FEMINIST PERSPECTIVES
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activities actor model allocation altruistic analysis assortive mating assume assumption bargaining models Becker behavior beneficiaries BEQUEST MOTIVE bequests changes Chicago child coefficient commodities conflict consumption contract decline demand depends Development discussion distribution division of labor divorce earnings function effect effort intensive empirical energy equation equilibrium estimates family income family members fertility firms gain from marriage Gary Becker household production housework human capital husbands implies increase indifference curves individuals inequality intergenerational investment Journal of Economic JOURNAL OF POLITICAL labor force less male marital marriage market married women mates maximize Nash model negative neoclassical nonmarket number of children opportunity cost optimal output parents participation percent persons POLITICAL ECONOMY Pollak Population positive preferences problem ratio relationship relative role Rotten Kid Theorem selfish social spouses structure substitution matrix threat point tion traditional transaction cost analysis transaction cost approach transfers utility function variables violence wage rates wealth wives