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Technology and the Changing Family: A Unified Model of Marriage, Divorce, Educational Attainment, and Married Female Labor-Force Participation

Jeremy Greenwood, Nezih Guner (), Georgi Kocharkov () and Cezar Santos ()

American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 2016, vol. 8, issue 1, 1-41

Abstract: Marriage has declined since 1960, with the drop being more significant for noncollege-educated individuals versus college-educated ones. Divorce has increased, more so for the noncollege-educated. Additionally, positive assortative mating has risen. Income inequality among households has also widened. A unified model of marriage, divorce, educational attainment, and married female labor-force participation is developed and estimated to fit the postwar US data. Two underlying driving forces are considered: technological progress in the household sector and shifts in the wage structure. The analysis emphasizes the joint role that educational attainment, married female labor-force participation, and marital structure play in determining income inequality. (JEL D13, D31, D83, I20, J12, J16, O33)

JEL-codes: D13 D31 D83 I20 J12 J16 O33 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
Note: DOI: 10.1257/mac.20130156
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