Labor-Market Specialization within Same-Sex and Different-Sex Couples

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Title: Labor-Market Specialization within Same-Sex and Different-Sex Couples
Authors: Jepsen, Christopher
Jepsen, Lisa K.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7884
Date: 19-Dec-2014
Abstract: We use data from the 2000 decennial Census to compare differences in earnings, hours worked, and labor-force participation between members of different household types, including same-sex couples, different-sex couples, and roommates. Both same-sex and different-sex couples exhibit some degree of household specialization, whereas roommates show little or no degree of specialization. Of all household types, married couples exhibit by far the highest degree of specialization with respect to labor-market outcomes. With respect to differences in earnings and hours, gay male couples are more similar to married couples than lesbian or unmarried heterosexual couples are to married couples.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Wiley
Copyright (published version): 2014 Regents of the University of California
Keywords: Same-sex couples;Wages;Household type;Labor market outcomes
DOI: 10.1111/irel.12078
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Geary Institute Research Collection
Economics Research Collection

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