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Shoshana Grossbard (born October 23, 1948; also known as Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman, Amyra Grossbard-Shechtman, and Amyra Grossbard) is a professor of economics emerita at San Diego State University. Since 2007 she has also been a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor.[1] Grossbard founded the Review of Economics of the Household in 2001 and remains its editor in chief.[2][3] The main focus of her research is household economics, family economics and economics of marriage. A student of Gary Becker at the University of Chicago, she was one of the first economists to enter this research area. Also influenced by the other founder of the New Home Economics, Jacob Mincer, and by James Heckman, another of her Chicago Professors who has made major contributions to the field, she is actively promoting the establishment of household economics as a separate specialty in economics. She is one of the first social scientists to have analyzed consequences of gender imbalance in sex ratio for intra-household distribution, labor supply, fertility and cohabitation.[4][5] She has shown that variation in sex ratio over time is inversely related to married women's labor supply in the U.S.[6][7] She tweets as @econoflove.

Selected publicationsEdit

  • Grossbard, S. (2015). The Marriage Motive: A Price Theory of Marriage. How Marriage Markets Affect Employment, Consumption and Savings. Springer.
  • Grossbard-Shechtman, A. (1984). "A theory of allocation of time in markets for labour and marriage", Economic Journal, 94:863-882.[1].
  • Grossbard-Shechtman, Shoshana (1993). On the economics of marriage: a theory of marriage, labor, and divorce. Boulder: Westview Press. ISBN 0-8133-8527-X.[2].[8][9][10][11]
  • Grossbard-Shechtman, Shoshana (1999). "Marriage" in Encyclopedia of Political Economy, edited by Phillip O'Hara. London: Routledge


  1. ^ Institut zur Zukunft der Arbeit(IZA):Shoshana Grossbard (Accessed Jan 2012)
  2. ^ Review of Economics of the Household, Springer (Accessed Jan 2012)
  3. ^ Grossbard-Shechtman, Shoshana (2003) From the Editor's Desk: REHO and the New Home Economics, Review of Economics of the Household Volume: 1,Issue: 1 p5-7.
  4. ^ David M. Heer and Amyra Grossbard-Shechtman "The Impact of the Female Marriage Squeeze and the Contraceptive Revolution on Sex Roles and the Women's Liberation Movement in the United States, 1960 to 1975," Journal of Marriage and the Family, 43(1): 49-65, 1981
  5. ^ Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman, On the Economics of Marriage - A Theory of Marriage, Labor and Divorce. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1993.
  6. ^ Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman and Clive W. Granger. "Women’s Jobs and Marriage, Baby-Boom versus Baby-Bust," Population, 53: 731-52, September 1998 (in French)
  7. ^ Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes and Shoshana Grossbard. “Marriage Markets and Women’s Labor Force Participation,” Review of Economics of the Household 5:249-278, 2007
  8. ^ Peterson, R. R. (1994). Review of On the Economics of Marriage: A Theory of Marriage, Labor and Divorce by Grossbard-Shechtman, S. Contemporary Sociology: a Journal of Reviews, May 01, 23, 3, 405-406.
  9. ^ Phelps, C. D. (1994). Review of On the Economics of Marriage: A Theory of Marriage, Labor, and Divorce. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, July 01, 534, 208-209.
  10. ^ Treble, J. G. (1994). Review of On the Economics of Marriage: A Theory of Marriage, Labor, and Divorce. The Economic Journal, May 01, 104, 424, 693-694.
  11. ^ Neumark, D. (1994). Review of On the Economics of Marriage: A Theory of Marriage, Labor, and Divorce. Journal of Economic Literature, June 01, 32, 2, 715-716.

External linksEdit

  • Shoshana Grossbard's webpage [3]
  • lectures on economics of marriage at U of Munich [4]