Using linked employer–employee panel data for West Germany that include direct information on the competition faced by plants, we investigate the effect of product market competition on the gender pay gap. Con...
Special Issue in Honor of Gary S. Becker
Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2014 3:19
The Current Population Survey is used to investigate effects of Common Law Marriage (CLM) on whether young US-born adults live in couples in the US CLM effects are identified through cross-state and time varia...Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2014 3:16
In a prolific and illustrious career, the late Gary Becker (1930–2014) developed what he would later call "the economic approach to human behaviour". One of the most significant strands of that research was th...Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2014 3:12
Kinky choices, dictators and split might: a non-cooperative model for household consumption and labor supply
We model consumption and labor supply behavior of a couple in a non-cooperative setting. Using minimal assumptions, we prove that demand for public goods is characterized by three regimes. It is either determi...Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 2014 3:11