The Empirical Content of Marital Surplus in Matching Models
Karina Doorley (),
Arnaud Dupuy () and
No 995, SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research from DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP)
This note investigates the extent to which structural estimates of marital surplus are informative about subjective well-being and separation. We ﬁrst estimate the marital surplus using a simple matching model of the marriage market with perfectly transferable utility and heterogeneity in tastes applied to a rich German panel dataset. We then show that these estimates of the marital surplus are negatively correlated with separation and the diﬀerence in spouses’ subjective satisfaction.
Keywords: Matching market; marital surplus; subjective well-being; separation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 10, 9 p.
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Journal Article: The empirical content of marital surplus in matching models (2019)
Working Paper: The Empirical Content of Marital Surplus in Matching Models (2018)
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