Estimating a marriage matching model with spillover effects

  title={Estimating a marriage matching model with spillover effects},
  author={E. B. L. Choo and Aloysius Siow},
We use marriage matching functions to study how marital patterns change when population supplies change. Specifically, we use a behavioral marriage matching function with spillover effects to rationalize marriage and cohabitation behavior in contemporary Canada. The model can estimate a couple’s systematic gains to marriage and cohabitation relative to remaining single. These gains are invariant to changes in population supplies. Instead, changes in population supplies redistribute these gains… CONTINUE READING