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Do not sell marriage short: Reply to strober

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  • Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman

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This paper explains why marriage market conditions may affect the participation of women in the labor force. In particular, it is claimed that changes in cohort size affect marriage market conditions and therefore women's labor-force participation. The paper also indicates how a theory of labor and marriage based on market analysis can possibly help women's causes. The paper first addresses theoretical issues raised by Strober. It then responds to her critique of empirical work.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Feminist Economics.

Volume (Year): 1 (1995)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 207-214

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Handle: RePEc:taf:femeco:v:1:y:1995:i:1:p:207-214

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Keywords: Marriage; female labor-force participation;

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