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Handbook of the Economics of the Family
1st Edition - March 23, 2023
Editors: Shelly Lundberg, Alessandra Voena
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Handbook of the Economics of the Family, Volume One includes comprehensive surveys of the current state of the economics literaure in the field, prepared by leading scholars, with… Read more
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Handbook of the Economics of the Family, Volume One includes comprehensive surveys of the current state of the economics literaure in the field, prepared by leading scholars, with a particular empahsis on the most recent developments in each area. Chapters cover Culture and the family; Mating markets; Household decisions and intra-household distributions; The economics of fertility: a new era; Families, labor markets, and policy; Family background, neighborhoods, and intergenerational mobility; The great transition: Kuznets facts for family-economists; An institutional perspective on the economics of the family.
An economics approach to changing family arrangements
Understanding of inequality and intergenerational mobility
Evolution of gender roles within families and across societies
Economists; demographers; social scientists
1. Culture and the family Natalie Bau and Raquel Fernández
2. Mating markets Pierre-André Chiappori and Bernard Salanié
3. Household decisions and intra-household distributions Ingvild Almås, Orazio Attanasio, and Pedro Carneiro
4. The economics of fertility: a new era Matthias Doepke, Anne Hannusch, Fabian Kindermann, and Michèle Tertilt
5. Families, labor markets, and policy Stefania Albanesi, Claudia Olivetti, and Barbara Petrongolo
6. Family background, neighborhoods, and intergenerational mobility Magne Mogstad and Gaute Torsvik
7. The great transition: Kuznets facts for family-economists Jeremy Greenwood, Nezih Guner, and Ricardo Marto
8. An institutional perspective on the economics of the family Siwan Anderson and Chris Bidner
No. of pages: 534
Published: March 23, 2023
Imprint: North Holland
Hardback ISBN: 9780323899659
eBook ISBN: 9780323899666
Shelly Lundberg is Distinguished Professor of Economics and the Leonard Broom Professor of Demography at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a Fellow and past President of the Society of Labor Economists, a past President of the European Society of Population Economics and a Research Fellow at IZA. In 2020, Lundberg was elected a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association. She served as Chair of the AEA’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession from 2016 to 2018 and served as AEA Vice-President in 2021.
Lundberg’s research is focused in labor economics, demography economics, and the economics of the family, including issues such as discrimination, inequality, family decision-making and the intra-household allocation of resources. Projects in recent years include studies of decision-making by children, the effects of child gender on parental behavior, the location decisions of married couples, the impact of government-provided care for the elderly on the labor supply of adult children, the economic returns to psychosocial traits, and the gender gap in educational attainment. Recently, she has written about the barriers to increasing women’s participation in the economics profession and on gender economics more broadly.
Lundberg received her Bachelor’s degree at the University of British Columbia and her Ph.D in Economics from Northwestern University in 1981.
Affiliations and expertise
University of California, CA, USA
Alessandra Voena is a Professor of Economics at Stanford University and an Editor of the Journal of Labor Economics. She a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She has previously taught at the University of Chicago, and has been a Visiting Assistant Professor at Yale University and a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Voena’s work focuses primarily on the economics of the family in developed and developing countries. In particular, her research studies how the marriage market and intra-household decision making shape human capital investments and economic outcomes in the United States, in Sub-Saharan Africa, and in India.
Voena holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Economics from Stanford University, and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the Università degli Studi di Torino in Italy.
Affiliations and expertise
Department of Economics, Stanford University, Palo Alto, United States