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Marriage: Past, Present, Future?

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If they existed, markets for sex and markets for children would share a common feature: women sell and men demand. No society allows the trade in children, instead we have marriage. This article discusses biological and legal aspects of reproduction, and their implications for gender roles and family forms. (JEL: J12, J13) Copyright 2006, Oxford University Press.

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  • Lena Edlund, 2006. "Marriage: Past, Present, Future?," CESifo Economic Studies, CESifo, vol. 52(4), pages 621-639, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:cesifo:v:52:y:2006:i:4:p:621-639
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    • J12 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure
    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth

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