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Still, intuitive assumptions about behavior is only the starting point of systematic analysis, for alone they do not yield many interesting implications. ---->>>

Why in almost all societies have married women specialized in bearing and rearing children and in certain agricultural activities, whereas married men have done most of the fighting and market work? ---->>>

The Treatise tries to analyze not only modern Western families, but also those in other cultures and the changes in family structure during the past several centuries. ---->>>

My work on human capital began with an effort to calculate both private and social rates of return to men, women, blacks, and other groups from investments in different levels of education. ---->>>

Fines are preferable to imprisonment and other types of punishment because they are more efficient. With a fine, the punishment to offenders is also revenue to the State. ---->>>

A stronger yuan could lead to greater Chinese asset accumulation in the U.S. and elsewhere. ---->>>

I was not sympathetic to the assumption that criminals had radically different motivations from everyone else. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 12-02, 1930
Birthplace: Pottsville, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Die: 2014-05-03
Occupation: Economist

Gary Stanley Becker (December 2, 1930 – May 3, 2014) was an American economist. He was a professor of economics and sociology at the University of Chicago. Described as “the most important social scientist in the past 50 years” by the New York Times, Becker was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1992 and received the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007 (wikipedia)