Getting Hitched : The Equilibrium Marriage Market Behaviour of a British Cohort ¤

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This paper structurally estimates an equilibrium model of the marriage market using data from the British Cohort Study. The results suggest that both search frictions and selective behaviour determine who marries whom and when, and that education is the most important determinant of an individual’s attractiveness. Simulations of the model, however, only… (More)

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