Class , Gender and Marriage

@inproceedings{Hamilton2000ClassG,
  title={Class , Gender and Marriage},
  author={Gillian E Hamilton and Aloysius Siow},
  year={2000}
}
This paper estimates the contributions of di®erential fecundity, social heterogeneity, assortative matching and search frictions to aggregate marriage behavior in 18th century Quebec. The reduced form estimates show that a simple random matching model of the marriage market, in which there are gains to assortative matching and women may leave the marriage market at a higher rate than men, can explain these data. The structural estimates provide the ̄rst estimates of the impact of di®erential… CONTINUE READING
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