Marrying Up: The Role of Sex Ratio in Assortative Matching
Ran Abramitzky (),
Adeline Delavande () and
Luis Vasconcelos ()
No 36, Research Working Papers from MICROCON - A Micro Level Analysis of Violent Conflict
We assemble a novel dataset to study the impact of male scarcity on marital assortative matching and other marriage market outcomes using the large shock that WWI caused to the number of French men. Using a difference-in-differences approach, we find that post war in regions with higher mortality rates: men were less likely to marry women of lower social classes; men were more likely and women less likely to marry; out-of-wedlock births increased; divorce rates decreased; and the age gap decreased. These findings are consistent with men improving their position in the marriage market as they become scarcer.
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Journal Article: Marrying Up: The Role of Sex Ratio in Assortative Matching (2011)
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