Marriage, Labor Supply, and Home Production: A Longitudinal Microeconomic Analysis of Marriage, Intra-Household Bargaining and Time Use Using the BHPS, 1991-2008

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01 Septembre 2016
Types de publication: 
Cahier de recherche
Auteur(s): 
Marion Goussé
Axe de recherche: 
Enjeux économiques et financiers
Mots-clés: 
Search-matching
Sorting
Assortative matching
Collective labor supply
Structural estimation
Classification JEL: 
C78
D83
J12
J22

We extend the search-matching model of the marriage market of Shimer and Smith (2000) to allow for labor supply, home production, match-specific shocks and endogenous divorce. We study nonparametric identification using panel data on marital status, education, family values, wages, and market and non market hours, and we develop a semiparametric estimator. We estimate how much sorting results from time use specialization or homophilic preferences. We estimate how equilibrium marriage formation affects the wage elasticities of market and non market hours. We estimate individuals’ willingness to pay for marriage and quantify the redistributive effect of intrahousehold resource sharing.

Contact: 

Goussé : Université Laval, Départment of Economics marion.gousse@ecn.ulaval.ca
Jacquement: Paris School of Economics and Université Paris nicolas.Jacquemet@univ-paris1.fr
Robin : Sciences Po, Paris and University College of London,  jeanmarc.robin@sciences-po.fr