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Marriage and earnings

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  • Christopher Cornwell
  • Peter Rupert

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An empirical investigation of the relationship between marriage and wages, arguing that marriage signals certain unobservable individual characteristics - including ability, honesty, loyalty, dependability, and determination - which are valued by employers, and that failure to control for the correlation of the fixed effects with marriage leads to an upward bias in the marital status coefficient.

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Article provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland in its journal Economic Review.

Volume (Year): (1995)
Issue (Month): Q IV ()
Pages: 10-20

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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedcer:y:1995:i:qiv:p:10-20

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Keywords: Wages;

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Cited by:
  1. Arif Mamun, 2012. "Cohabitation Premium in Men’s Earnings: Testing the Joint Human Capital Hypothesis," Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Springer, vol. 33(1), pages 53-68, March.
  2. Francesca Cornaglia & Naomi E. Feldman, 2011. "Productivity, Wages and Marriage: The Case of Major League Baseball," CEP Discussion Papers dp1081, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
  3. repec:ese:iserwp:2005-01 is not listed on IDEAS
  4. James F. Ragan & Jr. & Mushtaq A. Khan, 2007. "Dual-Career Couples in Academia : Does Wage Growth Suffer When One’s Partner Works for the Same University?," Labor Economics Working Papers 22276, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.

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