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Research Handbook on the Economics of Family Law

Edited by Lloyd R. Cohen and Joshua D. Wright

in Books from Edward Elgar Publishing

Abstract: The Research Handbook on the Economics of Family Law gives us a series of original essays by distinguished scholars in economics, law or both. The essays represent a variety of approaches to the field. Many contain extensive surveys of the literature with respect to the particular question they address. Some employ empirical economics, others are more narrowly legal. They have in common one thing: each scholar employs a core economic tool or insight to shed light on some aspect of family law and social institutions broadly understood. Topics covered include: divorce, child support, infant feeding, abortion access, prostitution, the decline in marriage, birth control and incentives for partnering.

Keywords: Economics and Finance; Law - Academic (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B4 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
ISBN: 9781848444379
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Chapters in this book:

Ch 1 Is it Just about Love? Factors that Influence Marriage Downloads
Joseph Price
Ch 2 Diverging Family Structure and ‘Rational’ Behavior: The Decline in Marriage as a Disorder of Choice Downloads
Amy L. Wax
Ch 3 Economic Perspectives on Marriage: Causes, Consequences, and Public Policy Downloads
Robert Lerman
Ch 4 Trends in Marital Stability Downloads
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers
Ch 5 The State’s Choice of Divorce Law Downloads
Michael Hanlon
Ch 6 Partnering and Incentive Structures Downloads
Antony Dnes
Ch 7 The Anatomy of Canada’s Child Support Guidelines: The Effects, Details, and History of a Feminist Family Policy Downloads
Douglas Allen
Ch 8 The Economics of Infant Feeding Downloads
Tiffany Green and Katherine Dickinson
Ch 9 Abortion Access and Risky Sex Downloads
Jonathan Klick and Thomas Stratmann
Ch 10 Prostitution, Technology, and the Law: New Data and Directions Downloads
Scott Cunningham and Todd D. Kendall
Ch 11 A Survey of the Literature on Early Legal Access to the Birth Control Pill and its Influence on Young Women’s Fertility, Education, Career and Labor Supply Downloads
Melanie Guldi

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