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Working Paper Number SIPP-WP-263
Rebecca Chenevert
Component ID: #ti1065279716

The purpose of this paper is to describe the labor force behavior of married couples where the woman is more educated than her husband, as well as study how this relates to breadwinner status. We see that the fraction of couples where the wife is more educated than the husband is increasing over the time studied, and that labor force participation rates of women more educated than their husbands increase as well. Next, I study female breadwinner status by education level of the spouses by replicating Winkler, McBride and Andrews, and extending their work using the SIPP Gold Standard Completed Data and the SIPP Synthetic Beta (SSB). This helps us create a more complete picture of the interaction of household and labor market dynamics.

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