Marriage markets as explanation for why heavier people work more hours

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Grossbard, Shoshana; Mukhopadhyay, Sankar;
  • Publisher: SpringerOpen
  • Journal: IZA Journal of Labor Economics (issn: 2193-8997)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1186/s40172-017-0059-y
  • Subject: Gender | Race | Economic growth, development, planning | Intra-household bargaining | Personal finances | J12 | J22 | I12 | Marriage market | Labor supply | HD4801-8943 | Marriage | Labor. Work. Working class | HD72-88 | Obesity
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Abstract Is BMI related to hours of work through marriage market mechanisms? We empirically explore this issue using data from the NLSY79 and NLSY97 and a number of estimation strategies (including OLS, IV, and sibling FE). Our IV estimates (with same-sex sibling’s BMI ... View more
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