Becker's chief concerns has been an economic analysis of family life: marriage, divorce, the bearing and raising of children. endobj He then earned a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago in 1955 with a thesis entitled The Economics of Discrimination. Since his pioneering application of economic analysis to racial discrimination, Gary S. Becker has shown that an economic approach can provide a unified framework for understanding all human behavior. Born to a Jewish family in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. <>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/MediaBox[ 0 0 612 792] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> 6 0 obj <>stream 8 0 obj<> Lam, D. (1988) Marriage markets and assortative mating with household public goods: theoretical results and empirical implications. %���� At the micro level, these are all rational choice models. 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Since each person maintains some control over these variables, there is room for decision-making even in such societies. Gary S. Becker's 132 research works with 35,475 citations and 26,077 reads, including: A Theory of Intergenerational Mobility 5 0 obj<>/Font<>>> 1 0 obj He was the author of many books, including Human Capital: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis and The Economics of Discrimination.He collaborated with Richard Posner on the Becker-Posner Blog, which formed the basis for their book … 3 0 obj At the market level, Becker offers two major types of models: partial equilibrium models based on price theory as taught by Marshall and Friedman; and optimal sorting models based on optimal assignment models. 9 0 obj<> 11 0 obj<>>> endobj  So, in other words, in order to induce M and F to marry their maximum output as single persons must be at least as great as their combined income after marriage: (8) Becker, Gary S, 1973. This article applies the neoclassical microeconomic analysis of marriage as developed by Nobel laureate economist Gary Becker to same-sex marriage. 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In this essay, it is argued that marriage is no exception and can be %PDF-1.5 2004;47(1):95-109. adjacent complementarity). Gary Becker's A Treatise on the family (1981) was published about 20 years ago, a culmination of much of his previous work.1 It has remained the centerpiece of neo-classical economic theory of the family ever since, and Becker has widely, albeit not entirely accurately, been considered "the father" of what is also widely referred to as Gary Becker (1930 – 2014) was an American economist who helped to spread economics into fields of social science, such as sociology, demography and criminology. endobj INTRODUCTION Like all social scientists who study the family, I must position myself in relation to Gary Becker. Gary S. Becker has 26 books on Goodreads with 4433 ratings. endobj endobj %���� 4. 12 0 obj<>>> In “Rational Addiction,” B&M formalize the definition of an addictive good as one where your consumption in one period is complementary to consumption in the next period (i.e. Therefore, the neglect of marriage by economists is either a major over-sight or persuasive evidence of the limited scope of economic analysis. Economists have long argued that there is such a thing as a market for spouses. Gary Becker draws an analogy between prohibition of polygamy and discrimination in the labor market: “The claim that polygyny is unfair to women is strange since polygyny increases the demand for women as spouses in the same way that polyandry would increase the demand for men. Becker received a B.A. 3 0 obj<> Becker undertook economic analysis in areas such as racial discrimination, the incentives of crime, drug addiction and family relationships. endobj !r@80Q. 4 0 obj 3 In his academic writing, Profes- Ann Laquer Estin is an associate professor of law at the University of Colorado. No abstract is available for this item. J Homosex. 1. B&M build on a few earlier economic models of tastes and addiction, including Stigler and Becker (1997) and Iannaccone (1984, 1986). 10 0 obj[11 0 R 12 0 R 13 0 R] endobj "A Theory of Marriage: Part I," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. Gary S. Becker. :q]2cW<5(>H+c?Jc>4PM]PWHrBr9p9Ik7"I)@e[u,;8c13]IghLkCTH+epp>\QrUf6t:8oe1-9JiTlab,,1B?==j+\4"9B8MS"VqF#VndYmD"a[Jb/L9!X,*okc=(>_>/6LkWV/[JKY(#TgtM,mFE3_d9:cd3gcoK%dNXasXKT3*544(:_%_o[i-P1+EQC9b:rT$WD>1)&>;Vg*Cd?9^#R&^2U!qX6?On-B?S6$:s6Hq+caU8%3*=&jeM&A?46.F.nbobIAoYdX09+N1qgRBF]D?.1)Z%o4+ZK.m>di0_I'E Becker applies economic theory to the most sensitive and fateful personal decisions, such as choosing a spouse or having children. Other things the same, couples desiring small families would marry later and have more abortions than the average couple. The two basic assumptions are that each person tries to do as well as possible and that the "marriage market" is in equilibrium. endobj 13 0 obj<>>> <> endobj Gary Becker has analyzed division of labor in the household in terms of comparative advantage, generally assuming that women have a comparative advantage in household production and men in production outside the home. Search for more articles by this author , Elisabeth M. Landes. 300 GARY S. BECKER I A THEORY OF MARRIAGE over time, and the allocation of leisure and other household resources. 1. This is only one of the remarkable concepts explored by Gary Becker in his landmark work on the family. This lecture will describe the approach, and illustrate it with examples drawn from past and current work. Buy Uncommon Sense: Economic Insights, from Marriage to Terrorism Reissue by Becker, Gary S., Posner, Richard A. Pollak , R. 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Indeed, Becker’s work played a crucial role in establishing issues linked to marriage, and more generally to family economic, at … ( 2003 ) Gary Becker’s contributions to family and household economics . 81, No. Gary Becker’s research on economics has also been his life’s work and garnered him the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1992 for “having extended the domain of the microeconomic Analysis to a wide range of human behavior and interactions, including non-market behavior. Evidence is presented in Section 4. (ISBN: 9780226041025) from Amazon's Book Store. Economic analysis of same-sex marriage. 813-846. https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/gary-becker-7746.php I first present theories: Becker’s in Section 2 and mine in Section 3. (Jul. Gary S. 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This is only one of the remarkable concepts explored by Gary Becker in his landmark work on the family. marriage distribution of consumption goods, labor supply, savings, type of relationship, divorce, and intermarriage. Suggested Citation. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. [1^`J4nThU#W4%BYk!s\!jk2NT1G/9-T,BhM^cJ=m01N[,C95OHggGrH-pmB@1HsY.Sc*XNW.HtI-mKX"7>"QFkCZf0s"$NMK(uh2X-OZ6-,d$XbRfQuW-CE&CRsH)^/BD,r4E+=go0i3/I08SC]QUfARpVt*.MOHODbRs%;Gbf0NFKA`r_o,OF'TQf#-YZ3kX/!WVL]]03HWi\D`s/3d8b9%A+nsY;M3J4H2:%mMY!DA3/\(DI\N8s&?mdc.OXh:2Ce,ccSGUHf1F\%iDCjg/L19MnYtPMGl0d+\".HN/a2K">Po_'s6PB1E4>Vbe^`3FUlQr('hc+3/&&Su9)XS(YLN1&&U;8G\AAGUd:GN#8&MC.X8g]JE@&BWX/i91]&2u,e^`4#e^`4#e^`4#e^`4#e^`4#e^`4#"T8^E.F;)~> GARY S. BECKER Department of Economics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Uncommon Sense: Economic Insights, from Marriage to Terrorism - Ebook written by Gary S. Becker, Richard A. Posner. 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