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Does marriage affect men’s labor market outcomes: A European perspective
Norwegian Social Research.
University of Oslo.
2013 (English)In: Review of Economics of the Household, ISSN 1569-5239, E-ISSN 1573-7152, no October, 9224Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Does marriage make men more productive, or do more productive menmarry?  Previous  studies  have  reached  different  conclusions  but  have  also  beenconducted using different methodologies in different countries and in different timeperiods. We use two sources of European panel data (spanning the years 1994–2001and  2003–2007)  to  assess  the  relationship  between  marriage  and  labor  marketoutcomes. By using data from 12 countries over a 13 year period,  we are able toinvestigate the impact of marriage in different country groups and across time. Wefind  that  selection  into  marriage  accounts  for  most  of  the  differences  in  hoursworked and wages between married and non-married men. With respect to wageswe  note  that  while  the  difference  between  married  and  non-married  males  hasincreased over time, the actual effect of marriage has disappeared

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2013. no October, 9224
Keyword [en]
Labor supply, Marriage, Wage
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-33688DOI: 10.1007/s11150-013-9224-7OAI: diva2:747133
Available from: 2014-09-15 Created: 2014-09-15 Last updated: 2015-07-29Bibliographically approved

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