The Love Market: What You Need To Know About How We Date, Mate and Marry Paperback – Feb 4 2014
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“The Moneyball of booty.” —NATIONAL POST
“Economists may seem soulless, unlikely guides to affairs of the heart. But Dollars and Sex, a delightful book by Marina Adshade, an economist at the University of British Columbia, may convince you otherwise.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Adshade’s strong suit is clear—she deftly relays the basics of economics . . . using statistically observed behavior and shades her position with astute reporting on external cultural and economic conditions. . . . Adshade’s an understandable and engaging teacher.” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
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Marina Adshade has a PhD from Queen’s University and has spent the last ten years teaching economics and engaging in original economic research. In the fall of 2012 she will move to Vancouver to teach in the Department of Economics
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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.
Smart, quirky book.
Hope there is a squeal!
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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... Read morePublished on March 17 2013 by Monique