The Economic Approach to Human Behaviour
By (author) Gary S. Becker
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Economic Approach to Human Behaviour by Gary S. Becker
Book DescriptionSince his pioneering Since his pioneering application of economic analysis to racial discrimination, Gary S. Becker has shown that an economic approach can provide a unified framework for understanding all human behavior. In a highly readable selection of essays Becker applies this approach to various aspects of human activity, including social interactions; crime and punishment; marriage, fertility, and the family; and "irrational" behavior.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226041124
(220mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1978
Country of Publication: United States
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