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A behavioral two-sex marriage model

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  • John Dagsvik
  • Helge Brunborg
  • Ane Flaatten
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    In this paper we propose a particular marriage model, i.e., a model for the number of marriages for each age combination as a function of the vectors of the number of single men and women in each age group. The model is based on Dagsvik (2000) where it is demonstrated that a general type of matching behavior imply, under specific assumptions about the distribution of the preferences of the women and men, a convenient expression for the corresponding marriage model. Data from the Norwegian Population Register for nine years are applied to estimate the model. We subsequently test the hypothesis that, apart from a random “noise”; component, the age-specific parameters of the model change over time according to a common trend. We find that the hypothesis is not rejected by our data.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Mathematical Population Studies.

    Volume (Year): 9 (2001)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 97-121

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    Keywords: Two-sex demographic models; Marriage models; Two-sided matching;

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    1. Del Boca, Daniela & Flinn, Christopher J., 2014. "Household behavior and the marriage market," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 150(C), pages 515-550.

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