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Marriage and happiness: A survey

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  • Yoshiro Tsutsui

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This paper explores studies concerning the effect of marriage on happiness and reports the followings. Those who marry are happier than those who don ft. There exists bilateral causality between marriage and happiness. Happiness rises with marriage, but thereafter begins to decline shortly. Whether the adaptation is perfect or not is still undetermined. Why people get married? What kind of couple get married and become happy? Becker (1973) proposed the model of household production, and demonstrated that while the division of labor in a household is efficient, husband and wife who have similar traits are often efficient. The latter statement is known as assortative mating hypothesis in psychology and sociology and many studies have reported that couples who have similar values and/or personality get married and become happy

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  • Yoshiro Tsutsui, 2018. "Marriage and happiness: A survey," Discussion Papers in Economics and Business 18-01, Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics and Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP).
  • Handle: RePEc:osk:wpaper:1801
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    subjective happiness; marriage; adaptation; assortative mating hypothesis;

    JEL classification:

    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being
    • J12 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure

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