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The Research Handbook on the Economics of Family Law gives us a series of original essays by distinguished scholars in economics, law or both. The essays represent a variety of approaches to the field. Many contain extensive surveys of the literature with respect to the particular question they address. Some employ empirical economics, others are more narrowly legal. They have in common one thing: each scholar employs a core economic tool or insight to shed light on some aspect of family law and social institutions broadly understood. Topics covered include: divorce, child support, infant feeding, abortion access, prostitution, the decline in marriage, birth control and incentives for partnering.
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1. Is it just about love? : factors that influence marriage / Joseph Price 2. Diverging family structure and "rational" behavior : the decline in marriage as a disorder of choice / Amy L. Wax 3. Economic perspectives on marriage : causes, consequences, and public policy / Robert I. Lerman 4. Trends in marital stability / Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers 5. The state's choice of divorce law / Michael Hanlon 6. Partnering and incentive structures / Antony W. Dnes 7. The anatomy of Canada's child support guidelines : the effects, details, and history of a feminist family policy / Douglas W. Allen 8. The economics of infant feeding / Tiffany Green and Katherine Dickinson 9. Abortion access and risky sex / Jonathan Klick and Thomas Stratmann 10. Prostitution, technology, and the law : new data and directions / Scott Cunningham and Todd D. Kendall 11. A survey of the literature on early legal access to the birth control pill and its influence on young women's fertility, education, career and labor supply / Melanie Guldi.