Mean-Field Games for Marriage
2014 (English)In: PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 9, no 5, e94933- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article examines mean-field games for marriage. The results support the argument that optimizing the long-term wellbeing through effort and social feeling state distribution (mean-field) will help to stabilize marriage. However, if the cost of effort is very high, the couple fluctuates in a bad feeling state or the marriage breaks down. We then examine the influence of society on a couple using mean-field sentimental games. We show that, in mean-field equilibrium, the optimal effort is always higher than the one-shot optimal effort. We illustrate numerically the influence of the couple's network on their feeling states and their well-being.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 9, no 5, e94933- p.
cohabitation, control system, divorce, emotion, feedback system, marriage, mathematical model, social welfare, wellbeing
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-147045DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0094933ISI: 000335728900015ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84900523224OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-147045DiVA: diva2:728346
QC 201406242014-06-242014-06-232014-06-24Bibliographically approved