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The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. That's what we're going for at <em>Planet Money</em>. People seem to like it.


#102 Planet Money: The Economics Of Parenting

October 8th, 2009

Episode 195 of 902 episodes

Human beings have always loved their children, but at certain times in history they really needed them, for economic reasons. Mick Watson, chair of the psychology department at Brandeis University, explains how economics have impacted parenting styles from our early days as hunter-gatherers to today's modern industrial society.

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