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Marital patterns and income inequality / Arnaud Dupuy (CREA, University of Luxembourg and IZA), Simon Weber (KU Leuven) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserDupuy, Arnaud In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Weber, Simon In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, May 2018
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 11572
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-157755 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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We investigate the role of marital patterns in explaining rising income inequality using a structural marriage matching model with unobserved heterogeneity. This allows us to consider both the extensive and intensive margins of the marriage market, i.e. who remains single and who marries whom. Using US data from 1962 to 2017, we show that marital patterns can explain about 1/3 of the rise in income inequality. The intensive margin (educational assortative mating) has only played a minor role (5%), the extensive margin being the main driver of the contribution of marital patterns (95%).