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Title: Dynamic Effects of Educational Assortative Mating on Labor Supply
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1. Gihleb, Rania
Lifshitz, Osnat
Dynamic Effects of Educational Assortative Mating on Labor Supply
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9958, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), May 2016.
Also: http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=9958
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Keyword(s): Educational Attainment; Human Capital; Husbands; Labor Supply; Marriage; Wage Differentials; Wage Gap; Wives

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In 30% of young American couples the wife is more educated than the husband. Those women are characterized by a substantially higher employment (all else equal), which in turn amplifies income inequality across couples. Using NLSY79, we formulate and structurally estimate a dynamic life-cycle model of endogenous marriage and labor supply decisions in a collective framework. We establish that the education gap at the time of marriage, produces dynamic effects due to human capital accumulation and implied wage growth. Inequality between couples is largely driven by the persistence in labor supply choices and only slightly affected by assortative matching.
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Gihleb, Rania and Osnat Lifshitz. "Dynamic Effects of Educational Assortative Mating on Labor Supply." IZA Discussion Paper No. 9958, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), May 2016.