Male and Female Marriage Returns to Schooling

28 Pages Posted: 24 Jan 2015  

Gustaf Bruze

University of Aarhus - School of Business and Social Sciences

Date Written: February 2015

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

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

Gustaf Bruze (Contact Author)

University of Aarhus - School of Business and Social Sciences ( email )

Nordre Ringgade 1
Aarhus C, DK-8000
Denmark

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