1. Marriage and the economy Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman; Part I. The Economics of Marriage and Divorce: 2. The economics of marriage and household formation Michael Brien and Michelle Sheran; 3. The economics of divorce Evelyn L. Lehrer; 4. The effects of public policy Leslie Whittington and James Alm; Part II. Effects of Marriage on Income Uses: 5. Control over money in marriage Frances Woolley; 6. Marriage, assets, and savings Joseph Lupton and James Smith; 7. The economics of child support Andrea Beller and John Graham; 8. Marriage prospects and welfare use John Fitzgerald; Part III. Effects of Marriage on Time Uses: 9. Marriage, household production and earnings Joni Hersch; 10. Marriage and work for pay Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman and Shoshana Neuman; 11. Marriage, work for pay, and child care Rachel Connelly and Jean Kimmel; 12. Marriage and home-based paid employment Elizabeth Field-Hendrey and Linda Edwards; Part IV. Marriage and the Macro Economy: 13. Married households and gross household product Duncan Ironmonger and Faye Soupourmas; 14. Marriage, parental investment, and the macroeconomy Shirley Burggraf.
'Marriage and the Economy is a fascinating book ... much interest for a general audience'. INTAMS '... this will be a helpful source for family researchers.' Josef Bruderl, University of Mannheim, Germany '... this book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of economic theories employed in studies of marriage and divorce and the empirical results emerging from this field of research. The largely nontechnical presentations should be accessible to those without the skills of a highly specialized economist. This may be the greatest benefit of the book: its potential contribution to increasing general awareness and knowledge concerning issues related to marriage and divorce.' Feminist Economics