Marriage, Labor Supply, and Home Production: A Longitudinal Microeconomic Analysis of Marriage, Intra-Household Bargaining and Time Use Using the BHPS, 1991-2008

CRREP Working Paper 2016-03

53 Pages Posted: 14 Jan 2016 Last revised: 29 Mar 2018

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Marion Goussé

Université Laval - Département d'Économique

Nicolas Jacquemet

Paris School of Economics (PSE); Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne

Jean-Marc Robin

École Normale Supérieure (ENS) - Laboratoire d'Economie Theorique et Appliquee (LEA); National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) - Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST); French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: January 12, 2016

Abstract

We extend the search-matching model of the marriage market of Shimer and Smith (2000) to allow for labor supply, home production, match-specific shocks and endogenous divorce. We study nonparametric identification using panel data on marital status, education, family values, wages, and market and non market hours, and we develop a semiparametric estimator. We estimate how much sorting results from time use specialization or homophilic preferences. We estimate how equilibrium marriage formation affects the wage elasticities of market and non market hours. We estimate individuals’ willingness to pay for marriage and quantify the redistributive effect of intra-household resource sharing.

Keywords: Search-matching, sorting, assortative matching, collective labor supply, structural estimation

JEL Classification: C78, D83, J12, J22

Suggested Citation

Goussé, Marion and Jacquemet, Nicolas and Robin, Jean-Marc, Marriage, Labor Supply, and Home Production: A Longitudinal Microeconomic Analysis of Marriage, Intra-Household Bargaining and Time Use Using the BHPS, 1991-2008 (January 12, 2016). CRREP Working Paper 2016-03, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2714506 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2714506

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