Who marries differently-aged spouses? Earnings, ability and appearance

Research, Preprint English OPEN
Mansour, Hani ; McKinnish, Terra (2011)
  • Publisher: Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlin
  • Subject: 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
    • ddc: ddc:330
      jel: jel:J24 | jel:J12 | jel:J11 | jel:J16

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... View more
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