Where Have All of the Husbands (and Wives) Gone?

If you are an Elvis minister in Las Vegas, you have a problem. Nevada’s marriage rate is way down and so too is the wedding business. The bigger story though, is about shifting marriage markets. The Decline of Marriage As…

How Low-Skilled Immigrants Support Highly Skilled Women

In additional to debating the impact of immigration on less educated men, we should look at how highly skilled women are affected.

Manufacturing, Men, and Marriage Markets

Hit by trade shock from China, U.S. communities that experience factory layoffs and closings will also see an impact on marriage rates.

Throwback Thursday: Remembering the Traditional First Date

Only several decades ago, the dating norms that said who paid for a meal were much clearer than they are today because of women’s new economic role.

What We Do With Our Time

To see what how much we work and sleep and play, and what the GDP does not tell us, we can use the American Time Use Survey.

How Credit Scores Complicate Love

To find out if a relationship will last, you can ask the New York Federal Reserve Bank about credit cards and assortative mating.

Where To Find China’s Missing Women

Upsetting the conventional wisdom, researchers recently found millions of “non-existent” women who could enter Chinese marriage markets.

What Happens When a Man Earns Less Than His Mate?

By earning more in labor markets, women affect marriage markets because they violate traditional gender identity norms if they earn more than a mate.

The Unintended Consequence of a Family Friendly Policy

When one mathematician tried to measure the British coastline, her initial result was 3960 kilometers. But then continuing to increase her scale, she wound up with 4300 kilometers, then 4800 and after that 6182. The reason was the detail. Each closer look…

Where We Need a Crowd

Told that the line outside one restaurant was rather long while there was no wait for a similar place nearby, most of us choose the one with the crowd. Where are we going? To the economics of crowds. Why We Need Crowds…