Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125051
Authors: 
Hederos Eriksson, Karin
Stenberg, Anders
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9533
Abstract: 
Bertrand et al. (2015) show that among married couples in the US, the distribution of the share of the household income earned by the wife exhibits a sharp drop just to the right of .50. They argue that this drop is consistent with a social norm prescribing that a man should earn more than his wife. We repeat this analysis for Sweden, ranked as one of the world's most gender equal countries. Analyzing Swedish population register data, we do not find support for the norm that a man should earn more than his wife.
Subjects: 
gender roles
marriage market
gender gap
gender identity
JEL: 
D10
J12
J16
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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