Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149171
Authors: 
Grossbard, Shoshana
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10312
Abstract: 
This paper reviews models of marriage, with special emphasis on how the sex ratio (the ratio of marriageable men to women) can help explain measurable outcomes such as marriage formation, intra-marriage distribution of consumption goods, savings, labor supply, leisure, type of relationship, divorce, and intermarriage. Predictions are based on Demand and Supply analyses by Becker and the author. Evidence in support of the predictions is reported, most of it based on recent literature.
Subjects: 
marriage
marriage markets
sex ratio
savings
consumption
labor supply
cohort
JEL: 
E2
J11
J12
J16
J22
O15
R2
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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