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dc.contributor.authorHeizler, Odeliaen_US
dc.contributor.authorYacouel, Niraen_US
dc.contributor.authorKimhi, Ayalen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-19en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-14T11:06:30Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-14T11:06:30Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/62466-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates, both theoretically and empirically, the effect of sociability on the age of marriage. Theoretically, a more sociable individual has higher chances of finding a suitable partner for marriage early in life, and hence is expected to marry earlier than an otherwise similar unsociable individual. On the other hand, a more sociable individual can afford to be more selective in choosing a mate and therefore will tend to postpone marriage until the most suitable partner is found. Using a survival model applied to Israeli data, we show that the first effect is dominant for relatively less sociable individuals, whereas the second effect is dominant for relatively more sociable individuals. Hence, people with intermediate levels of sociability will tend to marry earlier. In an era of increasing individualism and decreasing sociability, these results have important implications for marriage rates, fertility, housing markets and financial markets.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6607en_US
dc.subject.jelJ12en_US
dc.subject.jelD10en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordsocial networksen_US
dc.subject.keywordage of marriageen_US
dc.subject.stwEheen_US
dc.subject.stwAltersgruppeen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziales Netzwerken_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Beziehungenen_US
dc.subject.stwIsraelen_US
dc.titleSociability and the timing of first marriageen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn717902366en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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