A bidimensional model of matching in the marriage market with women labor decision
ZARDIN, Luiza Gueller. A bidimensional model of matching in the marriage market with women labor decision. Dissertação (Mestrado em Economia) - Escola de Pós-Graduação em Economia, FGV - Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro, 2016.
Zardin, Luiza Gueller
We construct a frictionless matching model of the marriage market where women have bidimensional attributes, one continuous (income) and the other dichotomous (home ability). Equilibrium in the marriage market determines intrahousehold allocation of resources and female labor participation. Our model is able to predict partial non-assortative matching, with rich men marrying women with low income but high home ability. We then perform numerical exercises to evaluate the impacts of income taxes in individual welfare and find that there is considerable divergence in the female labor participation response to taxes between the short run and the long run.