San Diego University, USA
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of Economics, San Diego University, USA
Sex ratios, household production, labor supply, and marriage markets
PhD Economics, University of Chicago, 1978
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).
The availability of common law marriage may affect couple formation, labor supply, and the decision to have childrenShoshana Grossbard, May 2016In addition to regular marriage, Australia, Brazil, and 11 US states recognize common law (or de facto) marriage, which allows one or both cohabiting partners to claim, under certain conditions, that an informal union is a marriage. France and some other countries also have several types of marriage and civil union contracts. The policy issue is whether to abolish common law marriage, as it appears to discourage couple formation and female labor supply. A single conceptual framework can explain how outcomes are affected by the choice between regular and common law marriage, and between various marriage and civil union contracts.MoreLess