Who marries differently-aged spouses? Earnings, ability and appearance
- Publisher: Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlin
USA | Ehe | Weibliche Arbeitskräfte | marital sorting, occupational choice, non-labor market outcomes | J12 | J11 | age difference | J24 | J16 | marital sorting | non-labor market outcomes | Fraueneinkommen | selection | marriage markets | age difference, selection, marriage markets | Berufswahl | occupational choice | Schätzung | Altersgruppe
In direct contrast to conventional wisdom and most economic models of gender differences in age of marriage, we present robust evidence that men and women who are married to differently-aged spouses are negatively selected. Earnings analysis of married couples in the 19...