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The Economic Organization of the Household - W. Keith Bryant

The Economic Organization of the Household

Paperback Published: 17th March 2006
ISBN: 9780521805278
Number Of Pages: 354

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Surveying the field of the economics of the household, the second edition of this text reviews the theory of the consumer at the intermediate undergraduate level. It then applies and extends it to consumer demand and expenditures, consumption and saving, time allocation among market work, home work, and leisure, human capital emphasizing investment in education, children and health, fertility, marriage, and divorce. Influenced by Gary Becker and his associates, the models developed are used to help explain modern U.S. trends in family behavior. Topics are discussed with the aid of geometry and a little algebra. For those with calculus, mathematical endnotes provide the models on which the text discussions are based and interesting applications beyond the scope of the text.

List of Figuresp. ix
Preface to the Second Editionp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Household Equilibriump. 8
The Analysis of Consumer Demandp. 34
Consumption and Savingp. 85
Work and Leisure: How the Household Spends Its Timep. 125
Human Capital: Investing in Oneself and One's Familyp. 198
The Economics of Fertilityp. 236
The Economics of Marriage and Divorcep. 262
Referencesp. 307
Indexp. 319
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ISBN: 9780521805278
ISBN-10: 0521805279
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 17th March 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.5  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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