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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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  • Christopher Cornwell & Peter Rupert, 1995. "Marriage and earnings," Economic Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, issue Q IV, pages 10-20.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedcer:y:1995:i:qiv:p:10-20
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    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. Roberto Bonilla & Francis Kiraly & John Wildman, 2015. "Beauty Premium and Marriage Premium in Search Equilibrium: Theory and Empirical Test," CESifo Working Paper Series 5242, CESifo Group Munich.
    5. Bardasi, Elena & Taylor, Mark P., 2005. "Marriage and wages," ISER Working Paper Series 2005-01, Institute for Social and Economic Research.

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