Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/114483
Authors: 
Hotchkiss, Julie L.
Moore, Robert E.
Rios-Avila, Fernando
Trussell, Melissa R.
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta 2014-26
Abstract: 
The female/male average wage ratio has steadily risen from 1983 to 2012. In earlier work, we found that the falling wage gap from 1983 to 1993 was materially detrimental to the average dual-earner family. The female/male wage ratio continued to rise over the following two decades, accompanied by a growing share of households in which the wife is the principal household income generator. This paper investigates how these two developments affected family welfare. Although family welfare rose during the 1990s, the story of the 2000s is quite different.
Subjects: 
joint labor supply
family utility
micro-simulation
JEL: 
I30
J22
D19
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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