Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/180483
Authors: 
Autor, David
Dorn, David
Hanson, Gordon H.
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 11465
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: 
import competition
trade flows
single-parent families
household structure
mortality
fertility
marriage market
local labor markets
JEL: 
F16
J12
J13
J21
J23
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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