Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/150561
Authors: 
Lahga, Abdel-Rahmen El
Moreau, Nicolas
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 12
Abstract: 
We evaluate the effects of the transition from cohabitation to marriage on household domestic and market work hours using a sample of working couples. For this purpose we use the 21 first waves of the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSEOP). We adapt the estimator introduced by Semykina and Wooldridge (2005) to system GMM estimation to account for selection bias in the presence of endogenous regressors. Our results indicate that marriage increases women's specialization in home-based activities and that marriage decreases women's leisure. These effects are robust across specifications.
Subjects: 
Labour
family and networks
econometrics
JEL: 
J12
J22
C33
D13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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