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Kitae Sohn
 
''Why are there singles: Being single in equilibrium as a partner discipline device''
( 2008, Vol. 10 No.10 )
 
 
Although people constantly search for partners, there are always some ones who are left as singles. This paper provides a simple model to demonstrate that this can happen even in the environment most conducive to partnership, when monitoring infidelity is not perfect. The intuition is that, when having a partner is preferred to being single, being single can be used as a discipline device to prevent infidelity.
 
 
Keywords: Partner
JEL: J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies: General
D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty: General
 
Manuscript Received : Jul 01 2008 Manuscript Accepted : Jul 03 2008

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