Opposite-sex coworkers and marital infidelity
AbstractThis paper examines if workplace sex ratios are associated with marital infidelity. I find that the likelihood of ever having been sexually unfaithful to a partner increases with a fraction of opposite-sex coworkers for men but not for women.
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Volume (Year): 118 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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Infidelity; Sexual behavior; Female labor force participation; Marriage; Divorce;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- J12 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure
- J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
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