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A treatise on the family

Author: Gary S Becker
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Enl. edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Becker, Gary S. (Gary Stanley), 1930-
Treatise on the family.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1991
(DLC) 90004975
(OCoLC)21973781
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary S Becker
ISBN: 9780674020665 0674020669
OCLC Number: 456198517
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 424 p.) : ill.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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