Household economics

Gary Becker speaking in Chicago, May 24, 2008

Household economics analyses all the decisions made by a household.

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Pierre-André Chiappori

French-Monégasque economist currently E. Rowan and Barbara Steinschneider Professor of Economics at Columbia University.

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His research focuses on household behavior, general equilibrium and mathematical economics.

Annie Jump Cannon

American astronomer whose cataloging work was instrumental in the development of contemporary stellar classification.

Annie Jump Cannon in 1922
Annie Jump Cannon at her desk at the Harvard College Observatory
Cannon with Henrietta Swan Leavitt, 1913
The meeting of the AAVSO at Harvard in 1916. The two women in the photograph are Ida E. Woods (front row) and Cannon (behind Woods).
Annie Jump Cannon, 1921
Historical marker noting the building (right) where Cannon first observed stars at Wesley College
Cannon Hall at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware.

Cannon's mother also taught her daughter household economics, which Cannon would later use to organize her research.

Outline of relationships

Provided as an overview of and topical guide to interpersonal relationships.

A family tree displaying the terminology of relationships between relatives

Household economics

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.

Duncan Ironmonger

Insignia of a Knight/Dame of the Order of Australia

Duncan Standon Ironmonger AM (born 12 October 1931) is an Australian household economist.


Capability to produce offspring through reproduction following the onset of sexual maturity.

Countries by fertility rate as of 2020
Chance of fertilization by menstrual cycle day relative to ovulation.
United States crude birth rate (births per 1000 population); Baby Boom years in red.

The "Three-step Analysis" of the fertility process was introduced by Kingsley Davis and Judith Blake in 1956 and makes use of three proximate determinants: The economic analysis of fertility is part of household economics, a field that has grown out of the New Home Economics.

Mariacristina De Nardi

Economist who was born in Treviso, Italy.

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

Her research interests include macroeconomics, public economics, wealth distribution, savings, social-insurance reform, social security, household economics, health shocks, medical expenses, fertility and human capital.

Annette Vissing-Jørgensen

Danish financial economist who holds the Arno A. Rayner Chair in Finance and Management in the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

Modigliani–Miller Proposition II with risky debt. Even if leverage (D/E) increases, the WACC (k0) stays constant.

Topics in her research include monetary policy, household economics, and entrepreneurial finance.

Muriel Craigie

Leading Scottish suffragist, honoured by two nations as a major volunteer organiser in both World Wars, and a 'noted educationist' during local authority education reforms.

Montrose Academy
NUWSS logo 1908-1918
Scottish Women's Hospital - First Serbian Unit
Example of Serbian Red Cross medal
WVS Housewives poster

Another of the wartime concerns was 'household economy' (during rationing and shortages) and thirteen local women's groups were called together after a Scottish Education authority request to consider education of (especially) poorer households to help reduce food waste and to improve healthy eating.

Wells Memorial Institute

Workingman's club in Boston meant to promote social interaction, mutual help, recreation, and training for working people.

It offered courses on mechanical drawing, civil service, automobile construction, English, public speaking, cooking, household economics, embroidery, and millinery.