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Author: Stimpson, Matthew
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1. Schneider, Daniel J.
Harknett, Kristen S.
Stimpson, Matthew
Job Quality and the Educational Gradient in Entry into Marriage and Cohabitation
Working Paper Series, Washington Center for Equitable Growth, November 27, 2018.
Also: https://equitablegrowth.org/working-papers/job-quality-and-the-educational- gradient-in-entry-into-marriage-and-cohabitation/
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Keyword(s): Benefits, Fringe; Cohabitation; Educational Attainment; Job Characteristics; Marriage

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

Men's and women's economic resources are important determinants of marriage timing. Prior demographic and sociological literature has often measured resources in narrow terms, considering employment and earnings and not more fine-grained measures of job quality. Yet, scholarship on work and inequality focuses squarely on declining job quality and rising precarity in employment and suggests that this transformation may matter for the life course. Addressing the disconnect between these two important areas of research, this paper analyzes data on the 1980-1984 U.S. birth cohort from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 to examine the relationships between men's and women's economic circumstances and their entry into marital or cohabiting unions. We advance existing literature by moving beyond basic measures of employment and earnings and investigating how detailed measures of job quality matter for union formation. We find that men and women in less precarious jobs -- jobs with standard work schedules and jobs that provide fringe benefits -- are more likely to marry. Further, differences in job quality explain a significant portion of the educational gradient in entry into first marriage. However, these dimensions of job quality are not predictive of cohabitation.
Bibliography Citation
Schneider, Daniel J., Kristen S. Harknett and Matthew Stimpson. "Job Quality and the Educational Gradient in Entry into Marriage and Cohabitation." Working Paper Series, Washington Center for Equitable Growth, November 27, 2018.
2. Schneider, Daniel J.
Harknett, Kristen S.
Stimpson, Matthew
Job Quality and the Educational Gradient in Entry Into Marriage and Cohabitation
Demography 56,2 (April 2019): 451-476.
Also: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13524-018-0749-5
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Population Association of America
Keyword(s): Benefits, Fringe; Cohabitation; Educational Attainment; Job Characteristics; Marriage

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

Men's and women's economic resources are important determinants of marriage timing. Prior demographic and sociological literature has often measured resources in narrow terms, considering employment and earnings and not more fine-grained measures of job quality. Yet, scholarship on work and inequality focuses squarely on declining job quality and rising precarity in employment and suggests that this transformation may matter for the life course. Addressing the disconnect between these two important areas of research, this study analyzes data on the 1980-1984 U.S. birth cohort from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 to examine the relationships between men's and women's job quality and their entry into marital or cohabiting unions. We advance existing literature by moving beyond basic measures of employment and earnings and investigating how detailed measures of job quality matter for union formation. We find that men and women in less precarious jobs--both jobs with standard work schedules and those that provide fringe benefits--are more likely to marry. Further, differences in job quality explain a significant portion of the educational gradient in entry into first marriage. However, these dimensions of job quality are not predictive of cohabitation.
Bibliography Citation
Schneider, Daniel J., Kristen S. Harknett and Matthew Stimpson. "Job Quality and the Educational Gradient in Entry Into Marriage and Cohabitation." Demography 56,2 (April 2019): 451-476.
3. Stimpson, Matthew
Schneider, Daniel J.
Harknett, Kristen S.
Precarious Employment and Entry into Marriage and Cohabitation
Presented: Montreal, QC, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, August 2017
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: American Sociological Association
Keyword(s): Age at First Marriage; Benefits, Fringe; Cohabitation; Employment, Intermittent; Job Characteristics; Marriage

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

Men's and women's economic resources are important determinants of marriage timing. However, these resources have been measured in very narrow terms in the prior demographic and sociological literature, which generally only considers employment and earnings and does not incorporate more fine-grained measures of job precarity. And yet, scholarship on work and inequality focuses exactly on rising precarity in employment and suggests that this transformation may matter for the lifecourse. There is a notable disconnect then between these two important areas of research. In this paper, we analyze data on a nationally representative sample of the 1980-1984 U.S. birth cohort from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 and examine the relationships between men's and women's economic circumstances and their entry into marital or cohabiting unions. We advance existing literature by moving beyond basic measures of employment and earnings to investigate how detailed measures of job quality matter for union formation. We find that men and women in less precarious jobs -- as measured by fringe benefits, compensation structures, and work schedules -- are more likely to marry. Further, differences in job precarity explain a portion of the educational gradient in entry into first marriage. We find that both men's and women's job quality matters for marriage entry. However, poor job quality is much less of a barrier to cohabitation than it is to marriage. Similar paper also presented Chicago IL, APPAM Fall Research Meeting, November 2017.
Bibliography Citation
Stimpson, Matthew, Daniel J. Schneider and Kristen S. Harknett. "Precarious Employment and Entry into Marriage and Cohabitation." Presented: Montreal, QC, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, August 2017.