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Dollars And Sex: How Economics Influences Sex And Love Hardcover – Feb 15 2013


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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (Feb. 15 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1443410551
  • ISBN-13: 978-1443410557
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 14.8 x 3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 358 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #27,490 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Rebecca Foley on Feb. 5 2014
Format: Paperback
I loved this book from start to finish, and recommended it to my mum only a few hours after I started reading it and constantly educate (and annoy) my friends with all the interesting research and ideas in the book!

Whether you're interested in economics or in relationships and social interactions in general this book is a great read. One of the best things it does is take many technical and potentially confusing academic papers and simplify the research and results into a easy to read and interesting format. For example, I now know that in order to make more money as an educated woman I should keep my last name instead of take my husbands. And that I have a better chance on the marriage market if I move out of the city (where there's a surplus of women looking for love) and move to rural areas!

Often the way I describe this book to friends is a "Freakonomics of Sex and Love" in that it takes an economic lens to marriage, sex and relationships and presents it in a non-technical, occasionally humorous and interesting format.
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By Sarah on March 20 2013
Format: Hardcover
In Dollars and Sex, Dr. Marina Adshade describes the costs and benefits of relationships, marriage, and divorce. Her book explores the great mysteries of relationships, extramarital affairs, beer prices affecting risky behaviour and cohabitation before marriage resulting in divorce. This was a great book. It was interspersed with short vignettes and research that keep the reader engaged with the content.
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By Monique on March 17 2013
Format: Hardcover
I flew through this book in a few days because it was both fascinating and entertaining. It explores sexual behaviour through the eyes of economics and comes to some surprising (and amusing) conclusions.

I particularly liked the part where author Marina Adshade re-writes the traditional wedding vow with humour and brutal honesty.

Read it. You will never look at your relationship choices the same way again.
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By James Pierce on March 10 2013
Format: Hardcover
This book uses the power of economic analysis to provide insights into dating and relationships. The title (Dollars and Sex) is attention grabbing, but don't be fooled! This book takes an investigative approach that relays on empirical evidence. All to say, the advise and lessons revealed here are persuasive because they are based on economic data from around the world. Many times while reading this book, I had to pause and share with whoever was around. The author presents findings that challenge your ideas about relationships and the world of dating. This book is extremely well written and is an easy read for non-economists. I highly recommend this book to anyone who who wants a good read that mixes fun and facts!
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By Teresa Cyrus on March 9 2013
Format: Hardcover
Fantastic book! Adshade uses academic research as well as personal anecdotes to show how sexual behaviour is influenced by the forces of supply and demand. From the university hook-up culture, to the online dating market, to the use of condoms among senior citizens, there is lots here to ponder, and tons of saucy facts to share with your friends. Highly recommended!
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