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Title: Changes in Assortative Mating: Implications of the Increasing Labor Force Participation of Married Women
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1. Cancian, Maria
Changes in Assortative Mating: Implications of the Increasing Labor Force Participation of Married Women
Presented: San Francisco, CA, Population Association of America Meetings, 1995
Cohort(s): NLSY79, Young Women
Publisher: Population Association of America
Keyword(s): Earnings, Husbands; Earnings, Wives; Labor Force Participation; Marital Status; Wage Growth; Wages, Women

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As more married women work, is a woman's position in the marriage market increasingly dependent on her potential market wage? This paper addresses this question with an analysis of patterns of assortative mating for two cohorts of young women from the National Longitudinal Survey of Young Women and the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. In order to avoid the confounding affect of changes in the impact of marriage on wives' post-marriage work, data on pre-marriage wages is used to estimate the relationship between wives' wages and husbands' earnings. The estimates suggest that women's wages are important in explaining who they marry. However, they suggest little growth in the importance of wages over the time period considered.
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Cancian, Maria. "Changes in Assortative Mating: Implications of the Increasing Labor Force Participation of Married Women." Presented: San Francisco, CA, Population Association of America Meetings, 1995.