Open Lecture with Lev Lvovskiy
We invite you to join BEROC's open lecture by Lev Lvovskiy (Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, the University of Iowa) where he will present his research "Mind The Gap: What Explains Changes in the Relative Timing of Marriage and Fertility?"
The typical American family has undergone a dramatic transformation since the 1950s. Marriage and fertility have been delayed, while single-motherhood rates have increased. The link between these facts emanates from the greater delay in marriage than that in first births. As ``the Gap'' between the age at first birth and the age at first marriage becomes negative for some women, out-of-wedlock first births increase. This paper focuses on the increase in income inequality and the decrease in income mobility -- observed across two National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY) cohorts of women -- to account for the above facts using an equilibrium two-sided search framework where agents make marriage and fertility choices over the life-cycle.
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Working language: English
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