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The Economics Of Partner Out Trading in Sexual Markets

  • Samuel Cameron


This paper derives a model of participation in what is commonly known as ‘adultery’. Arguably the best sex survey in the world is used to produce estimates of participation functions. The results show a great deal of support for bioeconomic models and reveal some interesting similarities and differences between the male and female equations. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Bioeconomics.

Volume (Year): 4 (2002)
Issue (Month): 3 (October)
Pages: 195-222

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Handle: RePEc:kap:jbioec:v:4:y:2002:i:3:p:195-222
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