A Labor Day Look at Our Time Squeeze

On this Labor Day, we can explain the “middle-class time squeeze” by looking at how time/money tradeoffs changed a family’s division of labor.

Tradeoffs and Marriage: Like a Horse and Carriage

As the pill, education and employment opportunities changed the value of women as wives, the tradeoffs that relate to being married have also changed.

The New Economics of Marriage

When North Carolina’s voters rejected same sex marriage, they were not thinking economically. Traditionally, marriage has been about specialization. With the husband in the labor force and the wife at home, their division of labor resembled a small factory. He…

Marital Economics

By Mira Korber, guest blogger. When Bill Clinton said Hillary Rodham was “the smartest person [he] ever met in [his] lifetime,” he was definitely expressing a changing long term trend: what husbands value in their future wives. According to the study…