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"Gleich und gleich gesellt sich gern"-ökonomische Ansätze zur Partnerwahl

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  • Gerhard Sichelstiel
  • Fritz Söllner

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This paper discusses the question of similarity between husband and wife (or, more generally, between the partners of a long-term relationship) from the point of view of economics. Four different economic approaches are presented: Becker's economics of the family, the theory of exchange, the theory of subjective expected utility and transaction cost economics. It is found that, in general, a considerable degree of similarity is to be expected (especially with regard to education, social status and potential income). Copyright Verein für Socialpolitik und Blackwell Publishers Ltd, 2004

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  • Gerhard Sichelstiel & Fritz Söllner, 2004. ""Gleich und gleich gesellt sich gern"-ökonomische Ansätze zur Partnerwahl," Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 5(3), pages 249-270, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:perwir:v:5:y:2004:i:3:p:249-270
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    1. Lütkenhöner, Laura, 2012. "Wettbewerbsvorteile aufgrund des Vornamens? Feldexperimente auf dem Beziehungs-, Nachhilfe- und Wohnungsmarkt," Discussion Papers of the Institute for Organisational Economics 12/2012, University of Münster, Institute for Organisational Economics.

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