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Is the Male Marriage Premium Due to Selection? The Effect of Shotgun Weddings on the Return to Marriage

In standard cross-sectional wage regressions, married men appear to earn 10 to 20% more than comparable never married men. One proposed explanation for this male marriage premium is that men may be selected into marriage on the basis of characteristics valued by employers as well as by spouses or... Full description

1st Person: Ginther, Donna K.
Additional Persons: Zavodny, Madeline verfasserin
Source: in Journal of population economics Vol. 14, No. 2 (2001), p. 313-328
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 2001
Keywords: research-article
Male marriage premium
shotgun marriages
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