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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 ()

No 2012-21, Working Paper Series of the Department of Economics, University of Konstanz from Department of Economics, University of Konstanz

Abstract: Marriage has declined since 1960, with the drop being bigger for non-college educated individuals versus college educated ones. Divorce has increased, more so for the non-college educated vis-à-vis the college educated. Additionally, assortative mating has risen; i.e., people are more likely to marry someone of the same educational level today than in the past. A unified model of marriage, divorce, educational attainment and married female labor force participation is developed and estimated to fit the postwar U.S. data. The role of technological progress in the household sector and shifts in the wage structure for explaining these facts is gauged.

Keywords: Assortative mating; education; married female labor supply; household production; marriage and divorce; minimum distance estimation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E24 D31 J13 J17 J62 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 40 pages
Date: 2012-06-30
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dem, nep-dge, nep-lab and nep-mac
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