Economics of marriage

Median Household Wealth of Persons Aged 51-61 by Marital Status
Provisional number of divorces and annulments and rate in the United States, 2000-2017

The economics of marriage includes the economic analysis of household formation and break up, of production and distribution decisions within the household.

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Shoshana Grossbard

Shoshana Grossbard (born October 23, 1948; also known as Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman, Amyra Grossbard-Shechtman, and Amyra

Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan, who obtained his Ph.D. in economics from New York University, testifies before the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services

The main focus of Grossbard's research is household economics, family economics and economics of marriage.

Outline of economics

Provided as an overview of and topical guide to economics:

Economics classes make extensive use of supply and demand graphs like this one to teach about markets. In this graph, S and D refer to supply and demand and P and Q refer to the price and quantity.

Economics of marriage

Family economics

Family economics applies economic concepts such as production, division of labor, distribution, and decision making to the family.


Mate selection, search costs, marriage, divorce, and imperfect information.