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Parental Priorities and Economic Inequality

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ISBN-10: 0226548406
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Casey B. Mulligan is professor of economics at the University of Chicago. He is the author of The Redistribution Recession: How Labor Market Distortions Contracted the Economy and Parental Priorities and Economic Inequality.
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  • Paperback: 394 pages
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press (February 17, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226548406
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226548401
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,499,385 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I recommend this book mainly for three reasons. I found the subject really exciting : is economic status of the children dependent on the choices of their parents, and if yes, how ? The approach chosen by Mulligan is very original, because, while using the full strength of the economic reasoning, he decided to endogenize parental altruism, instead of taking it as given. Finally, one very good point for non economists is that his argumentation is altogether clear, convincing and accessible. This is a very uncommon quality in the economic litterature.
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