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Abstract. This paper investigates the limited increase in housework provided by husbands in response to higher earnings and labor force participation by their wives. An explanation is provided that integrates the time availability, relative resources, and gender ideology perspectives that...
Abstract. Economists have increasingly recognized the growing role of married women in the labor market by treating the labor supply decisions of married couples as joint decisions. However, they have yet to apply the same reasoning to home production. We build a more complete model of household...
Abstract. Growing up in a family that lacks a biological father is correlated with a number of poor outcomes for youths. This study uses the National Educational Longitudinal Survey of 1988 to examine the extent to which differences in income or parental involvement can explain the effects of...
Abstract. A housing cost figure that incorporates income identifies demographic groups excluded from effective participation in the housing market. The goal of home ownership is an elusive one for many American families.
Abstract. Employment stability for many nonstandard workers is tenuous and early research shows some types of nonstandard employment carry long‐term consequences in the form of lower wages and fewer benefits over time. This paper seeks to add to the literature by considering another long‐term...
Abstract. This symposium was first presented at a session entitled “Noneconomic Objectives in the History of Economic Thought” that was held at the Allied Social Science Association Meetings in January 2002.
Abstract. Smith uses his analysis of bounties to form one aspect of his overall critique of the mercantile system. He stresses the fact that the system of bounties has not promoted the development of the English economy. However, Smith also stresses that, as destructive as the system of export...
Abstract. Noneconomic objectives were a significant part of the international economics subspecialty in economics.
Abstract. This brief survey begins with a suggested procedure for determining whether a given economist viewed a particular goal as an economic or noneconomic objective. Roughly speaking, the approach rests on whether that economist attempted a serious analysis of the tradeoffs between the goal...
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