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dc.contributorVirginia Tech
dc.contributor.authorGe, S. Q.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-27T14:45:40Z
dc.date.available2014-06-27T14:45:40Z
dc.date.issued2011-10
dc.identifier.citationSuqin Ge. "Women's College Decisions: How Much Does Marriage Matter?," Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 29, No. 4 (October 2011), pp. 773-818. DOI: 10.1086/660774
dc.identifier.issn0734-306X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/49143
dc.description.abstractThis article investigates the sequential college attendance decision of young women and quantifies the effect of marriage expectations on their decision to attend and graduate from college. A dynamic choice model of college attendance, labor supply, and marriage is formulated and structurally estimated using panel data from the NLSY79. The model is used to simulate the effects of no marriage benefits and finds that the predicted college enrollment rate will drop from 58.0% to 50.5%. Using the estimated model, the college attendance behavior for a younger cohort from the NLSY97 is predicted and used to validate the behavioral model.
dc.description.sponsorshipHeller Dissertation Fellowship at the University of Minnesota
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Chicago Press
dc.subjectdynamic-programming models
dc.subjectborrowing constraints
dc.subjecteducational-attainment
dc.subjectself-selection
dc.subjecthigh-school
dc.subjectlabor
dc.subjectmarket
dc.subjectchoice
dc.subjectheterogeneity
dc.subjectpreferences
dc.subjecteconomics
dc.subjectindustrial relations & labor
dc.titleWomen's College Decisions: How Much Does Marriage Matter?
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/660774
dc.date.accessed2014-06-26
dc.title.serialJournal of Labor Economics
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1086/660774


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