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The Collective Marriage Matching Model: Identification, Estimation and Testing

  • Shannon Seitz

    (Boston College)

  • Aloysius Siow

    (University of Toronto)

  • Eugene Choo

    (University of Calgary)

marriage formation, participation, and family labor supply. Intrahousehold transfers arise endogenously as the transfers that clear the marriage market. The intra-household allocation can be recovered from observations on marriage decisions. Introducing the marriage market in the collective model allows us to independently estimate transfers from labor supplies and from marriage decisions. We estimate a semi-parametric version of our model using 2000 US Census data. Estimates of the model using marriage data are much more consistent with the theoretical predictions than estimates derived from labor supply.

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Paper provided by Society for Economic Dynamics in its series 2010 Meeting Papers with number 267.

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Date of creation: 2010
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