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If socio-economic status (SES) and genetic variants are both assets in marriage markets, then the two will become associated in spouse pairs, and will be passed on together to future generations.

This paper studies how spousal bargaining power affects consumption patterns of married households in the US, using a detailed barcode-level dataset.

We analyze marital matching on income using an extremely rich Dutch data set containing all income tax files over four years. We develop a novel methodology that directly extends previous contributions to allow for highly flexible matching patterns.

In many high-income economies, the recession caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented declines in women’s employment.

In the period 1960-1980 Gary Becker founded workshops for graduate students in economics, first the Labor Workshop at Columbia University and then the Applications of Economics Workshop at the University of Chicago.

The 20th century beheld a dramatic transformation of the family. Some Kuznets style facts regarding structural change in the family are presented.

Severe gender imbalances coupled with the stark income differences across countries are driving an increase in cross-border marriages in many Asian countries.

We study how educational opportunities change adolescents' gender attitudes in Tanzania, using an experiential education program focused on STEM subjects.