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Working Papers (as of July 2017)

Modeling Eldercare by Children and Children-in-law: The Role of Marriage Institutions” Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) Working Paper 750, June 2017

Shoshana Grossbard and Sankar Mukhopadhyay,“Body-weight and women's hours of work: More evidence that marriage markets matter” IZA Discussion Paper No. 10775, May 2017.

Alshaikhmubarak, Hazem, R. Richard Geddes and Shoshana Amyra Grossbard,  "Single Motherhood and the Abolition of Coverture in the United States", CESifo Working Paper No. 6471, May 2017 

Shoshana Grossbard. New version of "Marriage and Marriage Markets," January 2017.  

Shoshana Grossbard. “Marriage and Marriage Markets” IZA Discussion Paper No. 10312, October 2016.

Shoshana Grossbard and Victoria Vernon. "Common Law Marriage and Teen Births" IZA Discussion Paper No. 9198, July 2015.

Shoshana Grossbard "Becker’s Demand and Supply Models of Marriage, Sex Ratios, Polygamy, and Bride Prices" IZA Discussion Paper No. 8728, January 2015.

Shoshana Grossbard and Victoria Vernon. "Common law marriage and couple formation." IZA Discussion Paper No. 8480, September 2014. 

Shoshana Grossbard and Victoria Vernon. "Common Law Marriage and Male/Female Convergence in Labor Supply and Time Use" IZA Discussion Paper No. 7937, January 2014

Shoshana Grossbard and Alfredo Marvão Pereira "Savings and Economies of Marriage: Intra-Marriage Financial Distributions as Determinants of Savings" College of William and Mary, Department of Economics WP 95, July 2013 (revision of CESifo paper below)

"Children, Spousal Love, and Happiness: An Economic Analysis" (with Sankar Mukhopadhyay) IZA Discussion Paper No. 7119, December 2012

Olivia Ekert-Jaffé and Shoshana Grossbard "Time Costs of Children as Parents’ Foregone Leisure" IZA Discussion Paper No. 5760, June 2011

"Income Pooling and Household Division of Labor: Evidence from Danish Couples" (with Jens Bonke and Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes), IZA Discussion Paper No. 5418, January 2011.

"Racial Discrimination and Household Chores" (with Jose Ignacio Gimenez and Jose Alberto Molina), IZA Discussion Paper No. 5345, Nov. 2010.

"Independent Individual Decision-Makers in Household Models and the New Home Economics" IZA Discussion Paper No. 5138, August 2010.

"Will Women Save more than Men? A Theoretical Model of Savings and Marriage" (with Alfredo M. Pereira) CESifo Working Paper No. 3146, August 2010.

"How "Chicagoan" are Gary Becker's Economic Models of Marriage?" CESifo Working Paper No. 2637, 2009. (Revised version forthcoming in Journal of History of Economic Thought)

"Far Above Rubies: The Association Between Bride Price And Extramarital Sexual Relations In Uganda" ( with David Bishai), IZA Discussion Papers 2982, August 2007. (Revised version published by Journal of Population Economics, online)

"Does Community Property Discourage Unpartnered Births?" (with Olivia Ekert-Jaffe), IZA Discussion Papers 2816, June 2007. (Revised version was published in European Journal of Political Economy, issue 24(1) 2008)

"Marriage Markets and Women's Labor Force Participation" (with Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes), IZA Discussion Paper 2722, April 2007. (Revised version was published in Review of Economics of the Household, issue 5(3), 2007)

"The Shrinking Role of Demand and Supply Models in Gary Becker's Theories of Marriage," Ms, SDSU, November 2006

Ronald Mincy, Shoshana Grossbard and Chien-Chung Huang "An Economic Analysis of Co-Parenting Choices: Single Parent, Visiting Father, Cohabitation, Marriage", EconWPA papers in Labor and Demography #0505004, May 2005.

"A Model of Labor Supply, Household Production, and Marriage" Abbreviated version. [Full version was published in Advances in Household Economics, Consumer Behaviour and Economic Policy, edited by Tran Van Hoa. London : Ashgate Publishing, 2005.]

"Competitive Marriage Markets and Jewish Law "  Ms, SDSU, 2005. [Published in The Economics of Judaism and Jewish Human Capital, edited by Carmel U. Chiswick and Tikva Lecker with Nava Kahana. Ramat-Gan , Israel : Bar Ilan University Press, 2006.]

"Who Will Pay the Bills? A Theory of Women’s Welfare Dependency, Labor Supply, and Marriage" Ms, SDSU and Columbia University, April 2003. (Revised version was published in Labour in 2005).

Introduction to book by the same title : "Marriage and the Economy" by Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman, January 30, 2002. Book published by Cambridge University Press, March 2003.

"Women's Labor Force Participation and Status Exchange in Intermarriage: An Empirical Study in Hawaii " (with Xuanning Fu)

"Property Division at Divorce and Demographic Behavior: An Economic Analysis and International Comparison " (with Olivia Ekert-Jaffe and Bertrand Lemennicier) Presented at the American Economic Meetings, Atlanta , January 2002.

Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman. "Marriage market imbalances and trends in women's labor supply in the U.S." CPE Discussion Paper 2000-02, June 2000

Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman. "Fewer young married women in the labor force: a new trend with inflationary potential?" Center for Public Economics, San Diego State University, Discussion Paper 00-01.  Revised, March 2000. 

Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman. "A note on why fewer women are retiring early." Center for Public Economics, San Diego State University, Discussion Paper 98-01. May 1998.

"WOMEN'S JOBS AND MARRIAGE-BABY-BOOM VERSUS BABY-BUST ", English translation of an article published in French in Population, December 1998 (with Clive W.J. Granger).


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