Lowering Standards to Wed? Spouse Quality, Marriage, and Labor Market Responses to the Gender Wage Gap

This paper examines the effect of the female-to-male wage ratio, “relative wage,” on women's spouse quality, marriage, and labor supply over three decades. Exploiting task-based demand shifts as a shock to relative pay, I find that a higher relative wage (i) increases the quality of women'...

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Main Author: Shenhav, Na'ama
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: 06.03.2020
published in: The review of economics and statistics pp. 1 - 45
Data of publication: 2020-03-06
ISSN: 0034-6535
EISSN: 1530-9142
Discipline: Economics
Online Access: Fulltext
Database: CrossRef
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