Shoshana Grossbard
Research Fellow

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Grossbard Shoshana Grossbard is a professor of economics at San Diego State University, founding editor of Review of Economics of the Household published by Springer since 2003, past Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, past visiting scholar at Columbia University, and president of the Society of Economics of the Household. Her research addresses a variety of questions related to marriage, including the determinants of fertility in marriage or out-of-wedlock, the relation between bride price and marital fidelity, labor supply and marriage, consumption and marriage, and the effects of marriage on productivity in the workplace and at home. Her books include On the Economics of Marriage (Westview Press 1993), the Expansion of Economics (M.E. Sharpe, 2002), Marriage and the Economy (Cambridge University Press, 2003), and The Marriage Motive (Springer, 2015). Dr Grossbard has authored more than 70 journal articles and book chapters, including some published in the Journal of Political Economy, the American Economic Review, and the Economic Journal.She ranks among the top 10% of tweeting economists. She obtained her PHD from the University of Chicago and joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 2006.
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IZA World of Labor article: Should common law marriage be abolished?
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10775  Shoshana Grossbard
Sankar Mukhopadhyay
Body-Weight and Women's Hours of Work: More Evidence That Marriage Markets Matter
10312  Shoshana Grossbard
Marriage and Marriage Markets
9198  Shoshana Grossbard
Victoria Vernon
Common Law Marriage and Teen Births
8728  Shoshana Grossbard
Sex Ratios, Polygyny, and the Value of Women in Marriage: A Beckerian Approach
(published in: Journal of Demographic Economics, 2015, 81(1), 13-25)
8480  Shoshana Grossbard
Victoria Vernon
Common Law Marriage and Couple Formation
(published in: IZA Journal of Labor Economics, 2014, 3:16 )
7937  Shoshana Grossbard
Victoria Vernon
Common Law Marriage and Male/Female Convergence in Labor Supply and Time Use
(Research in Labor Economics (Gender Convergence in the Labor Market), 2015, 41,43-175)
7119  Shoshana Grossbard
Sankar Mukhopadhyay
Children, Spousal Love, and Happiness: An Economic Analysis
(published in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2013, 11 (3), 447-467)
5760  Olivia Ekert-Jaffe
Shoshana Grossbard
Time Costs of Children as Parents' Foregone Leisure
(published in: Mathematical Population Studies, 2015, 22(2), 80-100)
5418  Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Jens Bonke
Shoshana Grossbard
Income Pooling and Household Division of Labor: Evidence from Danish Couples
5345  Shoshana Grossbard
J. Ignacio Gimenez-Nadal
José Alberto Molina
Racial Discrimination and Household Chores
(published as 'Racial intermarriage and household production' in: Review of Behavioral Economics, 2014, 1 (4), 295-347)
5138  Shoshana Grossbard
Independent Individual Decision-Makers in Household Models and the New Home Economics
(published in: J. Alberto Molina (ed.), Household Economic Behaviors, Springer: 2011)
2982  David Bishai
Shoshana Grossbard
Far Above Rubies: The Association Between Bride Price and Extramarital Sexual Relations in Uganda
(published as 'Far above rubies: Bride price and extramarital sexual relations in Uganda' in: Journal of Population Economics, 2010, 23 (4), 1177 - 1187)
2816  Olivia Ekert-Jaffe
Shoshana Grossbard
Does Community Property Discourage Unpartnered Births?
(published in: European Journal of Political Economy, 2008, 24 (1), 25-40)
2722  Shoshana Grossbard
Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Cohort-Level Sex Ratio Effects on Women’s Labor Force Participation
(published in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2007, 5 (3), 249-278)