The Correlation Between Husband's and Wife's Education: Canada, 1971-1996
AbstractWe present a measure of the correlation between the education levels of spouses based on a bivariate ordered probit model. The change in this correlation over time can be measured while controlling for the large changes in the educational attainment levels. The model is estimated with data from 20 Surveys of Consumer Finances in Canada over 1971-1996. Our main findings are a reduction in this correlation among younger couples beginning in the 1980s, and an inverted U- shaped effect of the spouses' age difference on the correlation, with the maximum correlation occurring approximately when the spouses' ages are equal.
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Date of creation: Jul 2000
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correlation; education level; bivariate ordered probit model; SCF;
Other versions of this item:
- Lonnie Magee & John Burbidge & Les Robb, 2000. "The Correlation Between Husband's and Wife's Education: Canada, 1971-1996," Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population Research Papers 24, McMaster University.
- J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics
- C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
- D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2000-10-23 (All new papers)
- NEP-DCM-2000-10-23 (Discrete Choice Models)
- NEP-EDU-2000-10-05 (Education)
- NEP-HIS-2000-10-23 (Business, Economic & Financial History)
- NEP-LAB-2000-10-23 (Labour Economics)
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