Marina Adshade

Economist, Writer, and Speaker | Women, sex, love, and work

Tag: children

Why Do Mothers Care More About Their Children Than Fathers?

I will be the first to admit that “Why do mothers care more about their children than fathers?” is not a very pretty question. But, before you answer with an angry “They don’t!”, note that it has been consistently shown that money given to mothers is far more likely to be spent in a way that benefits their children than is money given to fathers.

Do you still love me now that we have children?

When we choose to become parents we know that we will have to sacrifice sleep, that we will have to give up our independence, and that we will have to put the needs of others before our own; we know that there are some costs to having children that cannot be measured in dollars. But, when the calculating costs of having children should we also include the cost of losing the love of our spouse?

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The Origin of Marriage (And the Evolution of Divorce)

A couple of weeks ago a Dollars and Sex commenter wrote that the “origin of marriage was to create a legal contract by which a man could acquire a female slave.” Interesting point. Is there an economic story that explains the origin of this most-debated-of-all-institutions?

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Smart Women Having More Kids

When Janice and Ryan Compton, both professors at the University of Manitoba, were trying to decide whether to have a third child, they already knew how challenging it would be to balance home life while continuing to work long hours.

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