Working late: Do Workplace Sex Ratios Affect Partnership Formation and Dissolution?
AbstractIn this paper, I analyse the association between workplace sex ratios and partnership formation and dissolution. I find that the risk of dissolution increases with the fraction of coworkers of the opposite sex at both the female and male workplace. On the other hand, workplace sex ratios are not important for the overall transition rate from singlehood to partnership. The results suggest that the workplace constitutes a more important marriage market segment for individuals who are already in a partnership presumably due to higher search cost for (alternative) partners in general.
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Partnership formation; dissolution; workplace sex ratios;
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- Michael Svarer, 2007. "Working Late: Do Workplace Sex Ratios Affect Partnership Formation and Dissolution?," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 42(3).
- Michael Svarer, 2006. "Working Late: Do Workplace Sex Ratios Affect Partnership Formation and Dissolution?," CAM Working Papers 2006-11, University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics. Centre for Applied Microeconometrics.
- J12 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure
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