The Empirical Content of Marital Surplus in Matching Models
Karina Doorley (),
Arnaud Dupuy () and
Simon Weber ()
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Simon Weber: KU Leuven
No 11823, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)
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)
JEL-codes: C78 D1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 21 pages
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Published in: Economics Letters, 2019, 176, 51-54
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