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An Economic Analysis of Marital Instability
This paper focuses on the causes of marital instability. Section I develops a theoretical analysis of marital dissolution, incorporating uncertainty about outcomes of marital decisions into a
Measuring poverty : a new approach
Each year's poverty figures are anxiously awaited by policymakers, analysts, and the media. Yet questions are increasing about the 30-year-old measure as social and economic conditions change. In
Sex in America: A Definitive Survey
Repression, revolution, repletion from the 1950s to the present day, the role of sex in American society has undergone a series of radical changes. Once a taboo subject, confined to the privacy of
This essay advocates a reformulation of the theory of consumer behavior, based on the household production function approach suggested in Becker's "A Theory of the Allocation of Time" [1]. The case
The Social Organization of Sexuality-Reply
It is asserted that the conclusion regarding the negligible likelihood of an epidemic spread of HIV in the heterosexual population rests on a simple network model that relies exclusively on the survey findings that 80% of adults reported no or one sexual partner in the past year and the very low percentages of men and women reporting homosexual or bisexual activity during the same period.
Education in Nonmarket Production
  • R. Michael
  • Economics, Sociology
    Journal of Political Economy
  • 1 March 1973
Since an investment in human capital yields a return through time spent in the labor market, it may also yield a return through time spent in productive activities outside the labor market. This
Mother or Market? Effects of Maternal Employment on the Intellectual Ability of 4-Year-Old Children
This article uses the 1986 Children of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth data set to investigate the impact of maternal employment on children's intellectual ability, as measured at the age
Education and the Derived Demand for Children
  • R. Michael
  • Economics
    Journal of Political Economy
  • 1 March 1973
A negative correlation across households between parent's education and completed fertility is one of the most widely and frequently observed relationships in the empirical literature on human