Gender Division of Labor and Alimony
Waka Cheung; Yew-Kwang Ng;
- Subject: Gender; division of labor; alimony; spousal support; marriage; specialization.
- jel: jel:D13 | jel:C7 | jel:D8
According to the principle of comparative advantage, the gender division of labor is utility enhancing during marriage. However, in the long term it decreases the earning power of the party who specializes in housework. Once the marriage is dissolved she/he will be the ... View more