My da|ra Login

Detailed view

metadata language: English

Replication data for: A Quantitative Review of Marriage Markets: How Inequality Is Remaking the American Family by Carbone and Cahn

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Cornelson, Kirsten
  • Siow, Aloysius
Publication Date
2015-12-29
Description
  • Abstract

    June Carbone and Naomi Cahn argue that growing earnings inequality and the increased educational attainment of women, relative to men, have led to declining marriage rates for less-educated women and an increase in positive assortative matching since the 1970s. These trends have negatively affected the welfare of children, as they increase the proportion of poor, single-female-headed households. Using data on marriage markets defined by state, race and time, and the Choo-Siow marriage matching function, this review provides a quantitative assessment of these claims. We show that changes in earnings inequality had a qualitatively consistent but modest quantitative impact on marriage rates and positive assortative matching. Neither changes in the wage distributions nor educational attainments can explain the large decline in marriage rates over this period. (JEL C78, D63, J12, J15, J16, J31)
Availability
Download
Relations
  • Is supplemented by
    DOI: 10.1257/jel.54.1.193 (Text)
Publications
  • Cornelson, Kirsten, and Aloysius Siow. “A Quantitative Review OfMarriage Markets: How Inequality Is Remaking the American Familyby Carbone and Cahn.” Journal of Economic Literature 54, no. 1 (March 2016): 193–207. https://doi.org/10.1257/jel.54.1.193.
    • ID: 10.1257/jel.54.1.193 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2019-10-12 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Cornelson, Kirsten; Siow, Aloysius (2015): Replication data for: A Quantitative Review of Marriage Markets: How Inequality Is Remaking the American Family by Carbone and Cahn. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. http://doi.org/10.3886/E113918V1