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Spousonomics : using economics to master love, marriage and dirty dishes

Author: Paula Szuchman; Jenny Anderson
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Marriage is a mysterious, often irrational business. Making it work till death do you part--or just till the end of the week--isn't always easy. And no one ever handed you a user's manual. Until now. Here, Paula Szuchman and Jenny Anderson offer something new: a clear-eyed, rational route to demystifying your disagreements and improving your relationship. The key, they propose, is to think like an economist.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paula Szuchman; Jenny Anderson
ISBN: 9780385343947 0385343949 9780679604402 0679604405
OCLC Number: 635461282
Description: xvi, 332 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Division of labor or, why you should do the dishes --
Loss aversion or, the upside of going to bed angry --
Supply and demand or, how to have more sex --
Moral hazard or, the too-big-to-fail marriage --
Incentives or, how to get your spouse to do what you want --
Tradeoffs or, the art of getting over it --
Asymmetric information or, why you should tell your partner stuff --
Intertemporal choice or, being a good partner when you get around to it --
Bubbles or, making the good times last --
Game theory or, how strategizing like Khrushchev and manipulating like Kennedy can make for a blissful marriage.
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Marriage is a mysterious, often irrational business. Making it work till death do you part--or just till the end of the week--isn't always easy. And no one ever handed you a user's manual. Until now. Here, Paula Szuchman and Jenny Anderson offer something new: a clear-eyed, rational route to demystifying your disagreements and improving your relationship. The key, they propose, is to think like an economist. Economics is the study of resource allocation, after all. How do we--as partners in a society, a business, or a marriage--spend our limited time, money, and energy? And how do we allocate these resources most efficiently? Spousonomics answers these questions by taking classic economic concepts and applying them to the domestic front.--From publisher description.

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