Title

The Meat Market: A philosophical inquiry into the nature of the economics of dating and relationships

Abstract

This paper deals with the economics of dating and relationships as an extension of the ideas that drive market-based interaction. Several microeconomic frameworks are explores, and theories are applied to issues surrounding the social phenomenon commonly referred to as dating in an attempt to tease out whether or not economic reasoning can explain such phenomena. Specifically, it is theorized that an analysis of the market for dating constitutes an extension of the basic market for labor.

Date of Completion

12-13-2006

Degree Type

Thesis

Format

PDF

URI

http://soundideas.pugetsound.edu/economics_theses/27

Language

English

Department

Economics