Yamamura, Eiji (2009): Socio-economic status, gender, and spouse’s earnings: affect of family background on matching.
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This paper uses individual level data (the Japanese General Social Surveys 2000-2003) to examine how socio-economic status influences own and spouse’s earnings. After controlling for own and spouse’s characteristics such as human capital and age, I found: (1) childhood economic condition considered as socio-economic status is not associated with own income for both males and females. (2) The better a female’s childhood economic condition was, the higher her husband’s income. On the other hand, a male’s childhood economic condition was not related to his wife’s income. This suggests that social stratification persists through marriage for females but not for males.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Socio-economic status, gender, and spouse’s earnings: affect of family background on matching.|
|Keywords:||Status, identity of genders, spouse’s income, marriage market|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J22 - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J12 - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure; Domestic Abuse
|Depositing User:||eiji yamamura|
|Date Deposited:||05. Sep 2009 07:26|
|Last Modified:||19. Feb 2013 06:11|
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