On the Emergence of Toyboys: Equilibrium Matching with Ageing and Uncertain Careers

Toyboy marriages (where the female partner is at least 5 years older than her male partner) have grown threefold since the 1970s in the United States and Britain. This paper examines this phenomenon using an equilibrium search framework in which becoming successful in the labour market takes time an...

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Main Author: Francesconi, Marco
Coles, Melvyn Glyn
Format: Paper
Language: English
Place of publication: 01.02.2007
Related: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Data of publication: 2007/02
Series: IZA Discussion Papers
Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: RePEc
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