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What Accounts for the Increase in the Number of Single Households

  title={What Accounts for the Increase in the Number of Single Households},
  author={Jos{\'e}-V́ıctor Ŕıos-Rull and J. Short and Ferdinando Regalia},
Between the mid 1970's and the beginning of the 2000's the share of single females grew dramatically in the U.S. (from 21% to 32%). So did the share of single mothers (from 10% to 14%). At the same time relative wages within and between sexes underwent huge changes. In this paper we measure the contribution that changes in relative wages had in accounting for these and other demographic facts. We construct a model where agents differ in sex, take marital status and fertility decisions and… CONTINUE READING
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