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Labor Supply, Wealth Dynamics and Marriage Decisions

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  • Shintaro Yamaguchi

    (McMaster University)

  • Claudia Ruiz

    (World Bank)

  • Maurizio Mazzocco

    (UCLA)

Abstract

Using the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), we provide evidence that labor supply, household production, savings, and marital decisions are linked. We then develop and estimatea model that has the ability to generate the patterns observed in the data. Using the estimated model we first show that it is important to consider the link between labor supply, household production, wealth, and marriage choices to understand household behavior and its response to policy changes. We then use the model to evaluate the effect of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other subsidy programs on individual decisions and welfare.

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  • Shintaro Yamaguchi & Claudia Ruiz & Maurizio Mazzocco, 2014. "Labor Supply, Wealth Dynamics and Marriage Decisions," 2014 Meeting Papers 210, Society for Economic Dynamics.
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