Mano, Yukichi and Yamamura, Eiji (2012): The Influence of a wife’s working status on her husband’s accumulation of human capital.
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Japanese household-level data describing a husband's earnings, his wife's working status, and their schooling levels are used to test the implications of a model proposing a time-consuming process of human capital accumulation within marriages, in which an educated wife is more productive. The empirical results support the model’s predictions: in particular (i) a non-working wife's schooling has a greater positive effect on her husband's earnings than a working wife’s schooling; and (ii) the effect of a non-working wife's schooling increases with the length of marriage, whereas the effect of a working wife’s schooling does not change over the course of marriage.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The Influence of a wife’s working status on her husband’s accumulation of human capital.|
|Keywords:||Human capital; wife's working status|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D1 - Household Behavior and Family Economics > D13 - Household Production and Intrahousehold Allocation
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J24 - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
|Depositing User:||eiji yamamura|
|Date Deposited:||10. Mar 2012 14:39|
|Last Modified:||16. Feb 2013 21:36|
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