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Do not sell marriage short: Reply to strober


  • Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman


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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  • Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman, 1995. "Do not sell marriage short: Reply to strober," Feminist Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 1(1), pages 207-214.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:femeco:v:1:y:1995:i:1:p:207-214
    DOI: 10.1080/714042223

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