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Unformatted text preview: 03:02 Preview: Benefits compared Work and families Rise in female labor force participation: pattern and reason Mothers time with children Benefits of Marriage Marriage per se may confer additional benefits Marriage as in institution: expectation of permanence- marriage is a socially enforced public commitment, facilitates specialization and thus increases gains, resource pooling Legal privileges, derived benefits- ex. tax breaks, alimony, pensions, social security and Medicare Marriage provides stronger insurance function than cohabitation- because greater stability and enforceable trust Marital role behaviors- men reduce risky behaviors Relative Merits- can we tell? Married men and women, on average are better off than unmarried people with respect to: health, mortality, happiness, income, wealth, and violence Partially due to the selection of advantages individuals in marriage, and of bad risks...
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course SOC 120 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.
- Spring '08