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A treatise on the family

Author: Gary S Becker
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Enl. edView all editions and formats
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Gary Becker sees the family as a kind of little factory - a multiperson unit producing meals, health, skills, children and self-esteem from market goods and the time, skills, and knowledge of its  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Becker, Gary S. (Gary Stanley), 1930-
Treatise on the family.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1991
(OCoLC)682333031
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary S Becker
ISBN: 0674906985 9780674906983 0674906993 9780674906990
OCLC Number: 21973781
Description: xii, 424 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Single-person households --
Division of labor in households and families ; Supplement: human capital, effort, and the sexual division of labor --
Polygamy and monogamy in marriage markets --
Assortive mating in marriage markets --
The demand for children --
Inequality and intergenerational mobility ; Supplement: human capital and the rise and fall of families --
Altruism in the family --
Families in nonhuman species --
Imperfect information, marriage, and divorce --
The evolution of the family ; Supplement: the family and the state.
Responsibility: Gary S. Becker.

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The most important book on the family to appear in many years. Becker's stark economic conception of action cuts through the romantic mist that so often blinds social scientists to the hard choices Read more...

 
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