54 min

How Economics Helps Us Understand and Improve Modern Family Life Raising the 21st Century Child

    • Education

Economic forces shaping family life have undone many of the benefits of traditional marriage. In the wake of this change, a new type of marriage has emerged: one shaped by shared experiences and passions, in which partners are equals sharing the roles of parent and breadwinner. In this session, two economists who are colleagues and coauthors as well as partners and coparents explore how economics can help us understand the deeper forces responsible for these changes in family life and how you can use the principles of economics to help make better decisions in the domestic domain.
Speakers: Betsey Stevenson, David Leonhardt, Justin Wolfers

Economic forces shaping family life have undone many of the benefits of traditional marriage. In the wake of this change, a new type of marriage has emerged: one shaped by shared experiences and passions, in which partners are equals sharing the roles of parent and breadwinner. In this session, two economists who are colleagues and coauthors as well as partners and coparents explore how economics can help us understand the deeper forces responsible for these changes in family life and how you can use the principles of economics to help make better decisions in the domestic domain.
Speakers: Betsey Stevenson, David Leonhardt, Justin Wolfers

54 min

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