Shoshana Grossbard

San Diego University, USA

I’m excited to be a part of this innovative project. Policymakers and academics are increasingly finding World of Labor a useful way to quickly learn the latest state of research on a wide range of issues related to labor and demographic economics

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor of Economics, San Diego University, USA

Research interest

Sex ratios, household production, labor supply, and marriage markets


PhD Economics, University of Chicago, 1978

Selected publications

  • The Marriage Motive: A Price Theory of Marriage. How Marriage Markets Affect Employment, Consumption and Savings. New York: Springer-Verlag, 2015.

  • “Common law marriage and male/female convergence in labor supply and time use.” Research in Labor Economics 41:1 (2015): 143–175 (with V. Vernon).

  • “Sex ratios, polygyny, and the value of women in marriage—A Beckerian approach.” Journal of Demographic Economics 81:1 (2015): 13–25.

  • “Racial intermarriage and household production.” Review of Behavioral Economics 1:4 (2014): 295–347 (with J. I. Gimenez and J. A. Molina).