Please, Marry Me! An Experimental Study of Risking a Joint Venture
AbstractEmpirical studies in family economics usually rely on questionnaires, statistical data or panel data. Here we try to study experimentally some crucial aspects of engaging in a marriage. The female partner can end the relationship or suggest one of two forms of joint venture where more labor division makes her more exploitable by her partner. More specifically, the random profit of the joint venture is allocated by ultimatum bargaining in the case of a full engagement whereas marriage bargaining is procedurally fair in the case of a low engagement. Our treatment variables are her and his outside options representing different attitudes to investing in human capital. Copyright Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2004.
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Volume (Year): 55 (2004)
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- Güth, Werner & Ivanova-Stenzel, Radosveta & Tjotta, Sigve, 1999. "Please, marry me!: An experimental study of risking a joint venture," SFB 373 Discussion Papers 1999,92, Humboldt University of Berlin, Interdisciplinary Research Project 373: Quantification and Simulation of Economic Processes.
- Guth, W. & Ivanova-Stenzel, R. & Tjotta, S., 2000. "Please, Marry Me! An Experimental Study of Risking a Joint Venture," Norway; Department of Economics, University of Bergen 0500, Department of Economics, University of Bergen.
- J12 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure
- C90 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - General
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