Unmarried Fathers’ Earnings Trajectories: Does Partnership Status Matter?

@inproceedings{Garfinkel2009UnmarriedFE,
  title={Unmarried Fathers’ Earnings Trajectories: Does Partnership Status Matter?},
  author={Irwin Garfinkel and Sara S. Mclanahan and Sarah O. Meadows and Ronald B. Mincy},
  year={2009}
}
Married men earn more than unmarried men. Previous research suggests that marriage itself causes some of the difference, but includes few men who fathered children out of wedlock. This paper asks whether increasing marriage (and possibly cohabitation) following a non-marital birth is likely to increase fathers' earnings and labor supply. The analyses are based on a new birth cohort study the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study which follows unmarried parents for the first five years… CONTINUE READING

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