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Title: Does Marriage Make Men More Productive?
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1. Daniel, Kermit
Does Marriage Make Men More Productive?
Report No. 92-2, Chicago IL: Population Research Center, NORC, 1992
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: National Opinion Research Center - NORC
Keyword(s): Behavior; Dual-Career Families; Family Size; Marital Disruption; Marital Status; Racial Differences; Wages; Wives, Work; Work Hours/Schedule

Married men receive higher wages than single men. It is well-documented that this difference remains even when one controls for a vast array of worker and job traits. The remaining marriage premium is as large as differences associated with race or union status, and it exhibits features suggesting that it reflects systematic differences in productivity between married and single men. In order to explore whether being married causes men to be more productive, the authors developed and tested a model of productivity augmentation within marriage. The model is based on the idea that whatever the exact mechanism, productivity augmentation is likely to require the input of the spouse's time. The model produces several testable implications, and preliminary empirical results from the NLSY support the model. It is consistent with differences in the marriage premium associated with sex and race, as well as with individual-level variation in the marriage premium and with its aggregate time-series behavior. Marriage may make men more productive.
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Daniel, Kermit. "Does Marriage Make Men More Productive?" Report No. 92-2, Chicago IL: Population Research Center, NORC, 1992.