A human capital-based theory of postmarital residence rules

The Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization Vol/Iss. 23 Published In Pages: 208-241
By Baker, Matthew, Jacobsen, Joyce


Authors present a model of optimal postmarital residence rules based on human capital investments made before marriage. Implications of this model are tested cross-culturally. Environmental, subsistence, economic, and social variables are considered as predictors of postmarital residence patterns.


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Post-marital residence rules are examined.UNKNOWN

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