The Limits of Governmental Intervention: Some Ways How Government Belongs in the Bedroom and Nursery
20 Pages Posted: 21 Dec 2013 Last revised: 5 Mar 2014
Date Written: December 20, 2013
The paper is focusing on incentives to marry and to give birth under modern institutions of "marital rape" and "actions in the best interest of the child". We suppose the civil bureaucrats and "leftist politicians (formally defined) are in strong demand of these institutions providing more discretionary power and producing more budget depended women. The case studies and statistical analysis show, that following hypotheses: Marital rape institution undermines incentives to establish family (to marry); Marital rape and "best interest of the child" institution weakens family institution and, correspondingly, undermines incentives to give more births couldn't be rejected.
Keywords: demand for depended woman, discretionary power, due process of law, incentives to marry, incentives to give birth, best interest of the child
JEL Classification: D72, D78, J12, J13, J18
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