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Author: Daniel, Kermit
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1. Daniel, Kermit
Does Marriage Make Men More Productive?
Report No. 92-2, Chicago IL: Population Research Center, NORC, 1992
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: National Opinion Research Center - NORC
Keyword(s): Behavior; Dual-Career Families; Family Size; Marital Disruption; Marital Status; Racial Differences; Wages; Wives, Work; Work Hours

Married men receive higher wages than single men. It is well-documented that this difference remains even when one controls for a vast array of worker and job traits. The remaining marriage premium is as large as differences associated with race or union status, and it exhibits features suggesting that it reflects systematic differences in productivity between married and single men. In order to explore whether being married causes men to be more productive, the authors developed and tested a model of productivity augmentation within marriage. The model is based on the idea that whatever the exact mechanism, productivity augmentation is likely to require the input of the spouse's time. The model produces several testable implications, and preliminary empirical results from the NLSY support the model. It is consistent with differences in the marriage premium associated with sex and race, as well as with individual-level variation in the marriage premium and with its aggregate time-series behavior. Marriage may make men more productive.
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Daniel, Kermit. "Does Marriage Make Men More Productive?" Report No. 92-2, Chicago IL: Population Research Center, NORC, 1992.
2. Daniel, Kermit
Black, Dan A.
Smith, Jeffrey A.
Racial Differences in the Effects of College Quality and Student Body Diversity on Wages
In: Diversity Challenged: Evidence on the Impact of Affirmative Action. G. Orfield, ed. Cambridge MA: Harvard Education Publishing Group, 2001: pp. 221-231
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Harvard Eduation Publishing Group
Keyword(s): College Enrollment; Educational Returns; Gender Differences; Racial Differences; Wage Differentials; Wage Models

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This chapter presents a study which used data from the U.S. National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY) to examine racial differences in the effects of college quality and student diversity on wages. The study investigated whether the economic benefit of college quality might be higher for groups helped by diversity programs and whether a racially diverse student body would directly benefit all students. The NLSY provided data on student characteristics and demographics, student ability, college attended, and post-college wages. For each respondent who attended college, researchers collected data on college characteristics from the U.S. Department of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and U.S. News and World Report's Directory of Colleges and Universities. There was a much larger effect of college quality on the later wages of blacks than non-blacks. Attending a college with moderate student diversity, as measured by the fraction of black students, raised earnings for both black and non-black men. For women, there was a weaker effect that applied only to black women. In regard to the effects of college quality on black and non-black students, there was an effect on black male students from three to four times as large as that for non-black male students. (SM) Copyright ERIC.
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Daniel, Kermit, Dan A. Black and Jeffrey A. Smith. "Racial Differences in the Effects of College Quality and Student Body Diversity on Wages" In: Diversity Challenged: Evidence on the Impact of Affirmative Action. G. Orfield, ed. Cambridge MA: Harvard Education Publishing Group, 2001: pp. 221-231