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dc.contributor.authorAkın, Nuray
dc.contributor.authorPlatt, Brennan C.
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-29T05:25:55Z
dc.date.available2016-07-29T05:25:55Z
dc.date.issued2016-06
dc.identifier.issn0014-2921
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10679/4307
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014292116300204
dc.description.abstractSpouse quality, measured by educational attainment, varies significantly with the age at which an individual marries, peaking in the mid-twenties then declining through the early-forties. Interestingly, this decline is much sharper for women than men, meaning women increasingly marry less educated men as they age. Moreover, quality has worsened for educated women over several decades, while it has improved for men. Using a non-stationary sequential search model, we identify and quantify the search frictions that generate these age-dependent marriage outcomes. We find that single-life utility is typically the dominant friction, though college women in the 1950 and 1970 cohorts are affected even more by deteriorating suitor quality. Regardless of educational status, individual choice (as opposed to pure luck) is pivotal in explaining marriage market outcomes earlier in life.
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofEuropean Economic Review
dc.rightsrestrictedAccess
dc.titleAccounting for age in marital search decisionsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.peerreviewedyes
dc.publicationstatuspublisheden_US
dc.contributor.departmentÖzyeğin University
dc.contributor.authorID(ORCID 0000-0002-4801-0801 & YÖK ID ) Akın, Nuray
dc.contributor.ozuauthorAkın, Nuray
dc.identifier.volume85
dc.identifier.startpage245
dc.identifier.endpage271
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000376815900014
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.euroecorev.2016.02.008
dc.subject.keywordsMarriage market frictions
dc.subject.keywordsSpouse quality
dc.subject.keywordsReservation quality over the lifecycle
dc.subject.keywordsNon-stationary search
dc.subject.keywordsMismatch
dc.identifier.scopusSCOPUS:2-s2.0-84962236180
dc.contributor.authorFemale1


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