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Demography (2021) 58 (2): 527–550.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Yifan Shen Abstract More married couples today consist of two high-earning or two low-earning partners (i.e., earnings homogamy), which leads to greater earnings inequality in married-couple families. Surprisingly few studies have examined this relationship by earnings level, leaving open...
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Demography (2021) 58 (3): 1093–1117.
Published: 01 June 2021
... and spouses' division of paid work have played a more important role. We expand this work to consider the critical turning point of parenthood in shaping couples' division of employment and earnings. Drawing on three U.S. nationally representative surveys, we examine the role of parenthood in spouses...
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Demography (2019) 56 (6): 2253–2277.
Published: 02 December 2019
...Siwei Cheng; Christopher R. Tamborini; ChangHwan Kim; Arthur Sakamoto Abstract Despite efforts to improve the labor market situation of African Americans, the racial earnings gap has endured in the United States. Most prior studies on racial inequality have considered its cross-sectional or period...
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Demography (2008) 45 (4): 829–849.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Terra McKinnish Abstract An important finding in the literature on migration has been that the earnings of married women typically decrease with a move, while the earnings of married men often increase with a move, suggesting that married women are more likely to act as the “trailing spouse...
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Demography (2009) 46 (1): 147–167.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Thomas J. Cooke; Paul Boyle; Kenneth Couch; Peteke Feijten Abstract This article uses longitudinal data for the United States and Great Britain to examine the impact of residential mobility and childbirth on the earnings of women, their family earnings, and the related division of earnings...
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Demography (2007) 44 (4): 865–881.
Published: 01 November 2007
..., on the order of an average increase in earnings of 12%–13% during the 12-month survey period. Results indicate partial support for Duleep and Regets’ Immigrant Human Capital Investment (IHCI) model, indicating an inverse relationship between initial earnings and earnings growth and showing some evidence...
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Demography (2007) 44 (3): 649–668.
Published: 01 August 2007
...Yinon Cohen; Yitchak Haberfeld Abstract Drawing on U.S. decennial census data and on Israeli census and longitudinal data, we compare the educational levels and earnings assimilation of Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union (FSU) in the United States and Israel during 1968–2000. Because...
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Demography (2007) 44 (4): 849–863.
Published: 01 November 2007
...Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes; Kusum Mundra Abstract We examine the impact of different types of social networks on the wages earned by unauthorized and legal Mexican migrants during their last U.S. trip. Familial ties raise unauthorized and legal migrants’ hourly wages by an average of 2.6% and 8...
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Demography (2003) 40 (3): 451–478.
Published: 01 August 2003
...Kristen Harknett; Lisa A. Gennetian Abstract Using data from an experimental evaluation in two Canadian provinces, we found that offering an earnings supplement to single mothers in place of welfare altered rates of marriage and cohabitation, but that the direction of the effects varied by province...
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Demography (2001) 38 (3): 363–373.
Published: 01 August 2001
...Deborah Reed Abstract In this paper I investigate the impact of recent immigration on males’ earnings distributions in the major regions of the United States. I use six counterfactual scenarios to describe alternative regional skill distributions and wage structures for the population of natives...
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Demography (2002) 39 (3): 485–506.
Published: 01 August 2002
...Harriet Orcutt Duleep; Daniel J. Dowhan Abstract Does the growth in earnings of foreign-born men exceed that of U.S. natives? We use longitudinal data on earnings from a Social Security Administration (SSA) database matched to the 1994 March Current Population Survey to shed new light...
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Demography (1999) 36 (2): 173–184.
Published: 01 May 1999
...Maria Cancian; Deborah Reed Abstract We estimate the extent to which rising family income inequality can be explained by changes in the earnings of married women. We develop a decomposition equation that separates single persons from married couples (decomposition by population group...
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Demography (1995) 32 (3): 379–405.
Published: 01 August 1995
... percent of the reduction in income inequality in the 1960s occurred because of the decline in earnings inequality among male heads of families; more than one-third of the increase in inequality after 1969 occurred because inequality in male earnings soared. Since 1979 females’ gains in earnings have...
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Demography (1985) 22 (1): 25–34.
Published: 01 February 1985
...Martin Dooley; Peter Gottschalk Abstract Data from the 1967 through 1978 Current Population Surveys of the U.S. Bureau of the Census are used to analyze the proportion of men with annual and weekly earnings below a fixed low earnings threshold. Logit analysis is used to assess the impact...
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Demography (1989) 26 (2): 311–321.
Published: 01 May 1989
...Mark C. Berger Abstract This article examines whether position in the demographic cycle is an important factor in determining earnings and earnings growth. Earnings equations for white males are estimated by using March Current Population Survey data. Position in the demographic cycle is captured...
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Demography (1988) 25 (1): 35–52.
Published: 01 February 1988
...Frank D. Bean; B. Lindsay Lowell; Lowell J. Taylor Abstract This article examines the effects of undocumented Mexican immigrants on the earnings of other workers in geographical labor markets in the Southwest. The number of undocumented Mexicans included in the 1980 census in southwestern SMSAs...
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Demography (1981) 18 (2): 123–136.
Published: 01 May 1981
...Maurice M. MacDonald; Ronald R. Rindfuss Abstract The probability of first marriage for men who graduated from Wisconsin high schools in 1957 was analyzed with respect to their Social Security earnings records, Wisconsin income tax reports for parents, and other variables. The findings provide...
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Demography (2017) 54 (6): 2331–2349.
Published: 30 October 2017
...Jan Van Bavel; Martin Klesment Abstract As a consequence of the reversal of the gender gap in education, the female partner in a couple now typically has as much as or more education compared with the male partner in most Western countries. This study addresses the implications for the earnings...
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Demography (1979) 16 (3): 389–399.
Published: 01 August 1979
...Wendy C. Wolf; Maurice M. MacDonald Abstract Focusing on the effects of men’s earnings, this paper analyzes remarriage. Previous empirical research has not established what theoretical aspects of men’s earnings are important. Here, data for Wisconsin high school graduates that include male...
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Demography (2020) 57 (3): 1007–1034.
Published: 23 April 2020
...Joanne S. Muller; Nicole Hiekel; Aart C. Liefbroer Abstract The “motherhood earnings penalty” is a well-established finding in many Western countries. However, a divide between mothers and nonmothers might oversimplify reality given that the family life course has diversified over the last decades...
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