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Marriage market signals and homeownership for the never married / Kusum Mundra (Rutgers University and IZA), Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere (Agnes Scott College and IZA) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserMundra, Kusum ; Uwaifo Oyelere, Ruth
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, October 2018
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 11877
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-169021 
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There is a growing trend of buying homes among the single population in the U.S. This trend has been referred to as "Going Solo" and is particularly evident among women who are the focus of our study. In this paper we investigate the hypothesis that homeownership probabilities can be affected by marriage market expectations and pessimistic marriage market expectations may raise home buying probabilities among never married singles. We focus solely on the sub population called the never married single females and our results provide evidence consistent with the above hypothesis. In particular, we find that up to a certain threshold, the probability of homeownership decreases when the marriage market prospect indicator improves and there is evidence of heterogeneity in this relationship across race, education level, age group and motherhood status.