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Gender identity and relative income within households - evidence from Sweden
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).
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Abstract [en]

Bertrand et al. (2015) show that in the U.S., the distribution of the wife’s share of household income drops sharply at the point where the wife starts to earn more than her husband. They attribute the drop to a gender identity norm prescribing that a wife’s income should not exceed her husband’s income. We document a similar sharp drop in Swedish administrative register data. However, we also show that there is a large spike in the distribution of the wife’s share of household income at the point where spouses earn exactly the same. The wives in the equal-earning couples do not have higher earnings potential than their husbands, suggesting that the spike is not generated by couples seeking to avoid that the wife earns more than her husband. Excluding the equal-earning couples, the drop is small and mostly statistically insignificant. We conclude that, if anything, we find only weak evidence that Swedish couples comply with a norm against wives earning more than their husbands.

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Stockholm: Stockholm University, 2019. , p. 39
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Swedish Institute for Social Research, ISSN 0283-8222 ; 3/2019
Keywords [en]
Gender roles, gender norms, marriage market, gender gap, gender identity JEL classification: D10, J12, J16
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-170376OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-170376DiVA, id: diva2:1332276
Available from: 2019-06-28 Created: 2019-06-28 Last updated: 2019-07-11

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