Shoshana Grossbard | Economics of the Family and the Household

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"Should Common-Law-Marriage be abolished in the USA?" IZA World of Labor, May 2016. 

Introduction to The Economics of Marriage. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing, January 2016.

Polygamy and the Regulation of Marriage Markets” in The Polygamy Question, edited by Janet Bennion and Lisa Fishbayn Joffe. Logan (Ut.): Utah State University Press/University Press of Colorado, 2016.

Sex Ratios, Polygyny, and the Value of Women in Marriage—a Beckerian ApproachJ of Demographic Economics 81(1): 13-25, 2015.

Common Law Marriage and Male/Female Convergence in Labor Supply and Time Use”, Research in Labor Economics, Volume on Gender Convergence in the Labor Market, 41: 143-175, 2015. (w. Victoria Vernon.)

“Household Economics”, in James D. Wright, Editor-in-Chief, International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2d edition, Vol 11. Oxford: Elsevier pp. 224-227, 2015. ISBN 978-0080970868.

Time cost of children as parents' foregone leisure" Mathematical Population Studies 22(2): 80-100, April 2015. (w. Olivia Ekert-Jaffe).

"How Economists Think About Marriage: Household Division of Labor and Marriage Markets," in Redmount, Esther, ed., The Economics of the Family: How the Household Affects Markets and Economic Growth. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2015.

Racial Intermarriage and Household Production”, Review of Behavioral Economics 1(4):295-347, 2014. (w. Jose Ignacio Gimenez and Jose Alberto Molina.)

Common Law Marriage and Couple Formation”, IZA Journal of Labor Economics, Special issue in honor of Gary Becker, 3:16, 2014 (26 pages).(w. Victoria Vernon)

A note on altruism and caregiving in the family: do prices matter?” Review of Economics of the Household 12(3):487-492, September 2014.

Spousal Love and Children: an Economic AnalysisReview of Economics of the Household 11(3):447-467, September 2013.(with Sankar Mukhopadhyhay.)

Independent individual decision-makers in household models and the New Home Economics” in Household Economic Behaviors edited by J. Alberto Molina. New York: Springer, 2011.

How ‘Chicagoan’ are Gary Becker’s Economic Models of Marriage?J of History of Economic Thought, 32(3):377-395, September 2010.

Whose time? Who saves? Introduction to a special issue on couples’ savings, time use and children” Review of Economics of the Household, 8(3):289-296, September 2010. (w. Elena Stancanelli)

Shoshana Grossbard. “Far Above Rubies: The Association between Bride Price and Extramarital Sexual Relations in Uganda”, J of Population Economics 23(4):1177-1188, 2010. (w. David Bishai)

“The economics of gay and lesbian couples: Introduction to a special issue on gay and lesbian households.Review of Economics of the Household 6:311-326, 2008. (w. Lisa Jepsen)

Does Community Property Discourage Unpartnered Births?European J of Political Economy 24(1):25-40, 2008. (w. Olivia Ekert-Jaffe)

Cohort-level Sex Ratio Effects on Women’s Labor Force Participation,” Review of Economics of the Household 5:249-278, 2007. (w. Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes)

Repack the Household: A Comment on Robert Ellickson’s Unpacking the Household, ” in Yale Law Journal Pocket Edition, at  April, 2007.

Competitive Marriage Markets and Jewish Law,” in The Economics of Judaism and Jewish Human Capital, edited by Carmel U. Chiswick and Tikva Lecker with Nava Kahana. Ramat-Gan, Israel: Bar Ilan University Press, 2006.

“Jacob Mincer 1922-2006” Review of Economics of the Household 4:441-442, 2006.

The New Home Economics at Columbia and Chicago” in Jacob Mincer: A Pioneer of Modern Labor Economics, edited by S Grossbard. New York: Springer, 2006.

Women's Labor Supply, Marriage, and Welfare Dependency,Labour 19:211-241, 2005.

Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman. “A Model of Labour Supply, Household Production, and Marriage” in Advances in Household Economics, Consumer Behaviour and Economic Policy, edited by Tran Van Hoa. London: Ashgate Publishing, 2005.

Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman. “From the Editor’s Desk: REHO and the New Home Economics.” Review of Economics of the Household, 1:5-7, 2003.

Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman. "A Consumer Theory with Competitive Markets for Work in Marriage," Journal of Socio-Economics, 31(6):609-645, 2003.

Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman and Shoshana Neuman. “Marriage and Work for Pay” in  Marriage and the Economy: Theory and Evidence from Advanced Industrial Societies ed by S. Grossbard-Shechtman. New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

“Marriage and the Economy” in Marriage and the Economy ed by S. Grossbard-Shechtman. New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman and Xuanning Fu. “Women’s Labor Force Participation and Status Exchange in Intermarriage: An Empirical Study in Hawaii ," Journal of Bioeconomics, 4(3): 241-268, 2002.

Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman. “Biology versus Economics and Culture in Research on the Family,” Journal of Bioeconomics, 4(3):191-4, 2002.

Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman. “Introduction to Special Issue on Household and Gender Economics,” Journal of Socio-Economics, 31(1), 2002.

Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman. "Irma Adelman, A Pioneer in the Expansion of Economics: An Interview," Feminist Economics, 8(1):101-116, 2002.

Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman. “The New Home Economics at Columbia and Chicago,” Feminist Economics, 7, 7(3):103-130, 2001.

Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman and Christopher Clague. "What is Economics?" Journal of Socio-Economics, 30:1-6, 2001.

Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman and Christopher Clague, “Introduction” and “Conclusion” in On the Expansion of Economics. ed by GS and C Clague. Armonk, N.J.: M.E. Sharpe. 2001.

Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman “The Economics and Sociology of Marriage” ” in On the Expansion of Economics. ed by GS and C Clague. Armonk, N.J.: M.E. Sharpe. 2001.

Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman “A Demographer on the Cusp between Economics and Sociology: David Heer” in On the Expansion of Economics. ed by GS and C Clague. Armonk, N.J.: M.E. Sharpe. 2001.

Christopher Clague and Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman. "Preface on Economic Development and Cultural Institutions," Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 573: 8-15, 2001.

Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman and Bertrand Lemennicier. "Marriage Contracts and the Law-and-Economics of Marriage: an Austrian Perspective,"Journal of Socio-Economics, 28: 665-690, 1999.

Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman. “Marriage, Theories of,” in Elgar Companion to Feminist Economics, edited by Meg Lewis and Janice Peterson. Aldershot, U.K.: Edward Elgar, 1999.

Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman. “New Home Economics,” in Encyclopedia of Political Economy,  edited by Phillip O’Hara. London: Routledge, 1999.

Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman. “Marriage,” in Encyclopedia of Political Economy, edited by Phillip O’Hara. London: Routledge, 1999.

Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman and Clive W. Granger. "Women’s Jobs and Marriage, Baby-Boom versus Baby-Bust," Population, 53: 731-52, September 1998 (in French: Travail des Femmes et Mariage du baby-boom au baby-bust”).

Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman and Shoshana Neuman. "The Extra Burden of Moslem Wives: Clues from Israeli Women’s Labor Supply,",Economic Development and Cultural Change, 46: 491-518, April 1998.[reprinted in Jona Schellekens and Jon Anson (eds.), Israel's Destiny: Fertility and Mortality in a Divided Society, Schnitzer Studies in Israeli Society, Volume 12. New Brunswick and London: Transaction Publishers, 2007].

Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman and Matthew Neideffer. “Women’s Hours of Work and Marriage Market Imbalances,” in Economics of the Family and Family Policies, edited by Inga Persson and Christina Jonung, London: Routledge, 1997.

Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman, Evelyn Lehrer and J.William Leasure. “Comment on a Theory of the Value of Children,” Demography, Vol. 33, 1996.

Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman. "Do Not Sell Marriage Short," Feminist Economics, 1(1), 1995.

Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman. "Marriage Market Models" in M. Tommasi and K. Ierulli (eds.), The New Economics of Human Behavior.  Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 1995.[in Spanish: “Modelos de Mercado Matrimonial” en Economía y sociedadCambridge University Press, 2000]

Amyra Grossbard-Shechtman, Dafna Izraeli and Shoshana Neuman. "When do Spouses Support a Career?  A Human Capital Analysis of Israeli Managers and their Spouses," Journal of Socio-Economics, 23(1): 189-207, 1994.

Amyra Grossbard-Shechtman and Shoshana Neuman. "Cross-Productivity Effects of Education and Origin on Earnings--Do They Really Reflect Productivity?" in J. Gerber, R. Frantz, and H. Singh (eds.), Handbook of Behavioral Economics, Vol. II.  Greenwich:  JAI Press, 1991.

Amyra Grossbard-Shechtman and Shoshana Neuman. "Earnings and Ethnic Origin:  The Effect of Wife's Ethnic Origin on Husband's Earnings,",Studies in Israel's Economy 1988 , pp. 39-51, The Israeli Economic Association, Jerusalem, 1989 (in Hebrew).

Amyra Grossbard-Shechtman. "An Economist's Approach to Women's Private and Public Roles," in M. Ben-Peretz and D. Kalekin-Fishman (eds.), Proceedings of an International Conference on Private Woman-Public Work.  Haifa:  Haifa University, 1989.

Amyra Grossbard-Shechtman and Shoshana Neuman. "Women's Labor Supply and Marital Choice," Journal of Political Economy, 96:1294-1302, December 1988.

Amyra Grossbard-Shechtman. "Virtue, Work and Marriage" in S. Maital (ed.), Applied Behavioral Economics.  New York:  Wheatsheaf, 1988.

Eliezer Ben-Rafael and Amyra Grossbard-Shechtman. "Female Work and Leadership in the Kibbutz:  Some Empirical Tests" in L. Shamgar-Handelman and R. Palomba (eds.), Alternative patterns of Family Life in Modern Societies.  Rome:  IRP, 1987.

Amyra Grossbard-Shechtman. "Marriage and Productivity--An Interdisciplinary Analysis" in B. Gilad and S. Kaish (eds.), Handbook of Behavioral Economics.  Greenwich:  JAI Press, 1986.

Amyra Grossbard-Shechtman. "Economic Behavior, Marriage and Fertility:  Two Lessons from Polygyny," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 7:415-424, 1986.

Amyra Grossbard-Shechtman and Shoshana Neuman. "Economic Behavior, Marriage and Religiosity," Journal of Behavioral Economics, Spring/Summer 1986.

Amyra Grossbard-Shechtman. "Economics, Judaism, and Marriage," Dinei Israel, A Journal of Science and Jewish Law, 1986 (in Hebrew)

Amyra Grossbard-Shechtman. "Marriage Squeezes, Cohabitation, and the Feminist Revolution” in Contemporary Marriage: Comparative Perspectives on a Changing Institution ed. by Kingsley Davis in association with Amyra Grossbard-Shechtman, New York: Russell Sage Publications, 1985.

Amyra Grossbard-Shechtman. "A Theory of Allocation of Time in Markets for Labor and Marriage," Economic Journal, 94(4): 863-882, 1984.

Amyra Grossbard-Shechtman. "A Market Approach to Intermarriage," Papers in Jewish Demography, Institute of Contemporary Jewry, Jerusalem, 1983.

Amyra Grossbard-Shechtman. "On the Role and Determinants of Bride Price:  Comment," Current Anthropology, 24(2): 210, 1983.

Amyra Grossbard-Shechtman. "A Theory of Marriage Formality: The Case of Guatemala," Economic Development and Cultural Change, 30(4): 813-830, 1982.

David M. Heer and Amyra Grossbard-Shechtman. "The Impact of the Female Marriage Squeeze and the Contraceptive Revolution on Sex Roles and the Women's Liberation Movement in the United States, 1960 to 1975," Journal of Marriage and the Family, 43(1): 49-65, 1981.

Amyra Grossbard-Shechtman. "Gary Becker's Theory of the Family--Some Interdisciplinary Considerations," Sociology and Social Research, 66(1): 1-11, 1981.

Amyra Grossbard-Shechtman. "The Economics of Polygamy," in J. DaVanzo and J. Simon (eds.), Research in Population Economics, Vol. II.  Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1980.

Amyra Grossbard. "On the Production Mentality and Communal Formation:  Comment," Current Anthropology, June 1980.

Amyra Grossbard. "Towards a Marriage Between Economics and Anthropology and A General Theory of Marriage," Papers and Proceedings, American Economic Review, 68(2):33-37, 1978.

Amyra Grossbard. "Development and Human Economics:  Comment," Current Anthropology, March 1978.

Amyra Grossbard. "Reply to Clignet-Sween and Cohen," Current Anthropology, March 1977.

Amyra Grossbard. "An Economic Analysis of Polygamy: The Case of Maiduguri," Current Anthropology, 17 (4): 701-707, 1976.