Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/180272
Authors: 
Autor, David H.
Dorn, David
Hanson, Gordon H.
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 7010
Abstract: 
We exploit the gender-specific components of large-scale labor demand shocks stemming from rising international manufacturing competition to test how shifts in the relative economic stature of young men versus young women affected marriage, fertility and children’s living circumstances during 1990-2014. On average, trade shocks differentially reduce employment and earnings of young adult males. Consistent with Becker’s model of household specialization, shocks to male’s relative earnings reduce marriage and fertility. Consistent with prominent sociological accounts, these shocks heighten male idleness and premature mortality, and raise the share of mothers who are unwed and the share of children living in below-poverty, single-headed households.
Subjects: 
marriage market
fertility
mortality
household structure
single-parent families
trade flows
import competition
local labor markets
JEL: 
F16
J12
J13
J21
J23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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