The New Home Economics at Colombia and Chicago

  title={The New Home Economics at Colombia and Chicago},
  author={Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman},
  journal={Feminist Economics},
  pages={103 - 130}
When Jacob Mincer and Gary Becker started the New Home Economics (NHE) at Columbia University in the early 1960s, they expanded on the field of family and consumption economics that Hazel Kirk and Margaret Reid began in the early 1920s. This paper studies forty years of household economics, the decisions that household members make regarding any allocation of resources. These decisions may regard consumption, labor supply, transportation, fertility, or health. A review of the history of the NHE… 
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