Browse by author
Lookup NU author(s): Dr Roberto Bonilla Trejos
Full text for this publication is not currently held within this repository. Alternative links are provided below where available.
We model interlinked frictional marriage and labor markets, where singles consider the labor market options of potential spouses, and married couples make joint decisions on home production and labor participation. We characterize the job search-strategies of diferent couples; equal individuals have di.erent behavior depending on their spouses. When marital search is easy, people marry others with very similar productivity, and both spouses have the same behavior in the labor market. This is socially inefficient as it takes some high productivity people off the labor market. It also expands income distribution. Some empirical findings in the labor literature are supported theoretically.
Author(s): Bonilla R, Trejos A
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Print publication date: 30/06/2015
Acceptance date: 01/01/2015
ISSN (print): 0185-1136
Publisher: Centro de Estudios Monetarios Latinoamericanos, A.C
Notes: January-June 2015 issue, appeared late 2015.