Two good things happened last week: First, we survived another commercial blitz for Valentine’s Day. Second, fear of the public’s good sense caused the Indiana General Assembly to abandon its most recent anti-gay crusade.
Now we can consider marriage and divorce, two important activities often neglected in economic analysis.
The data we have are not necessarily clear. In Indiana, for 2009, the U.S. Bureau of the Census reports 49,212 males and 49,484 females married. On the surface, this suggests some slight degree of bigamy or lesbian relationships.