The economics of misbehavior, love and marriage contract enforcement

Economics Working Papers Vol/Iss. 59 The University of Michigan- Dearborn Published In Pages: 1-27
By Hull, Brooks


This study examines the predictors of arranged marriage versus marriage for love. Several predictions are supported and results uphold the hypothesis that "societies promote the method of marriage contract enforcement best adapted to available production technology, incentives to misbehave, and methods of coercion."


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HRAF Collection of Ethnography (paper/fiche)Other Researchers
Standard Cross Cultural Sample (SCCS)Other Researchers

Documents and Hypotheses Filed By:Kate Cummings Megan Farrer