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dc.contributor.authorGiolito, Eugenio P.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:13:13Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:13:13Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20317-
dc.description.abstractIt is commonly observed that over time and across societies, women tend to marry older men. The traditional explanation for this phenomenon is that wages increase with age and hence older men are more attractive in the marriage market. This explanation, however, involves an implicit assumption about female specialization in home production - an assumption that does not completely hold, especially in modern times. This paper shows that a marriage market equilibrium where women marry earlier in life than men can be achieved without making any assumptions about the wage process or gender roles. The only driving force in this model is the asymmetry in fecundity horizons between men and women. When the model is calibrated with Census Data, the average age at first marriage and the pattern of the sex ratio of single men to single women over different age groups mimics the patterns observed in developed countries during the last decade (e.g. France, the U.S. and Sweden).en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 1082en_US
dc.subject.jelD83en_US
dc.subject.jelJ12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordmarriage marketsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsearchen_US
dc.subject.keywordsex ratioen_US
dc.subject.stwEheen_US
dc.subject.stwSuchtheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwFruchtbarkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwOverlapping Generationsen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.titleA Search Model of Marriage with Differential Fecundityen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn384013112en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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