Marriage and the Ecomy explores how marriage influences the monetized ecomy as well as the household ecomy. Marriage institutions are to the household ecomy what business institutions are to the monetized ecomy, and marital status is clearly related to the household ecomy. Marriage also influences the ecomy as conventionally measured via its impact on labor supply, workers' productivity, savings, consumption, and government programs such as welfare programs and social security. The macro-ecomic analyses presented here are based on the micro-ecomic foundations of cost/benefit analysis, game theory, and market analysis. Micro-ecomic analysis of marriage, divorce, and behavior within marriages are investigated by a number of specialists in various areas of ecomics. Western values and laws have been very successful at transforming the way the world does business, but its success at maintaining individual commitments to family values is less impressive.