Research Handbook on the Economics of Family Law

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Lloyd R. Cohen, Joshua D. Wright
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2011 - Law - 320 pages
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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 stu
 

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Contents

1 Is it just about love? Factors that influence marriage
1
the decline in marriage as a disorder of choice
15
causes consequences and public policy
72
4 Trends in marital stability
96
5 The states choice of divorce law
109
6 Partnering and incentive structures
122
the effects details and history of a feminist family policy
132
8 The economics of infant feeding
159
9 Abortion access and risky sex
212
new data and directions
221
11 A survey of the literature on early legal access to the birth control pill and its infl uence on young womens fertility education career and labor sup...
271
Index
293
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Joshua D. Wright is an Associate Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia, and the Director of Research of the International Center for Law and Economics. Professor Wright was appointed as the inaugural Scholar in Residence at the Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition, where he served until autumn 2008. Professor Wright was a Visiting Professor at the University of Texas School of Law and was a Visiting Fellow at the Searle Center at the Northwestern University School of Law during the 2008 9 academic year. Professor Wright's areas of expertise include antitrust law and economics, intellectual property law, consumer protection, empirical law and economics, and economics of contracts. His publications have appeared in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Law and Economics, the Antitrust Law Journal, Competition Policy International, the Supreme Court Economic Review, the Yale Journal on Regulation, the Journal of Competition Law and Economics, the Review of Law and Economics and the UCLA Law Review. Prior to joining the faculty at George Mason, Professor Wright clerked for the Honorable James V. Selna of the Central District of California and taught law and economics at the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Public Policy. He blogs at Truth on the Market.

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