28 Pages Posted: 24 Jan 2015
Date Written: February 2015
A collective marriage matching model is estimated and calibrated to quantify the share of returns to schooling that is realized through marriage. The predictions of the model are matched with detailed Danish household data on the relationship between schooling and wage rates, the division of time and goods within the household, and the extent to which men and women sort positively on several traits in marriage. Counterfactual analysis conducted with the model suggests that Danish men and women are earning on the order of half of their returns to schooling through improved marital outcomes.
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Bruze, Gustaf, Male and Female Marriage Returns to Schooling (February 2015). International Economic Review, Vol. 56, Issue 1, pp. 207-234, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2554768 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iere.12100
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