Mano, Yukichi and Yamamura, Eiji (2011): Human Capital Accumulation through Interaction between a Married Couple: Comparison between a Housewife and a Working Wife.
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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 housewife's schooling has a greater positive effect on her husband's earnings than a working wife’s schooling does; and (ii) the effect of a housewife'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:||Human Capital Accumulation through Interaction between a Married Couple: Comparison between a Housewife and a Working Wife|
|Keywords:||Human Capital, Married Couple,Housewife, Working Wife|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J12 - Marriage ; Marital Dissolution ; Family Structure ; Domestic Abuse
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:||21. Feb 2011 01:30|
|Last Modified:||16. Feb 2013 21:13|
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