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A Treatise on the Family

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$52.00 • £41.95 • €47.00

ISBN 9780674906990

Publication Date: 10/15/1993

Short

304 pages

6 x 9-1/4 inches

3 line illustrations, 4 tables

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  • Preface to the Enlarged Edition
  • Introduction
  • 1. Single-Person Households
  • 2. Division of Labor in Households and Families
  • Supplement: Human Capital, Effort, and the Sexual Division of Labor
  • 3. Polygamy and Monogamy in Marriage Markets
  • 4. Assortative Mating in Marriage Markets
  • 5. The Demand for Children
  • Supplement: A Reformulation of the Economic Theory of Fertility
  • 6. Family Background and the Opportunities of Children
  • 7. Inequality and Intergenerational Mobility
  • Supplement: Human Capital and the Rise and Fall of Families
  • 8. Altruism in the Family
  • 9. Families in Nonhuman Species
  • 10. Imperfect Information, Marriage, and Divorce
  • 11. The Evolution of the Family
  • Supplement: The Family and the State
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Gary S. Becker Is Winner of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Economics
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