Summary: Girls had comparable ranges of schooling to males within the mid-Twentieth century in the US, however analysis on the advantages of schooling for girls is scarce. Utilizing obligatory education legal guidelines as instrumental variables, this text examines the causal impact of schooling on ladies’s labor and marriage market outcomes. I look at each outcomes as a result of ladies have typically traded off employment and marriage attributable to boundaries to marriage and gender norms that stop married ladies from working. I present that a further yr of education will increase ladies’s chance of acquiring paid employment by 7.9 share factors and their wage revenue by 15 p.c, which may be defined by ladies’s entry into certified professions. Given the excessive returns to earnings, it’s shocking that schooling doesn’t enhance the probability that ladies won’t ever marry, nevertheless it does enhance the probability of divorce and separation. Moreover, ladies’s schooling has a optimistic impact on husband’s and family’s labor provide and revenue, conditional on marriage formation and husband’s schooling.
It is from Sophie Liwho’s within the labor market from Boston College. Its present doc on the labor market is as follows: “The impact of a female-friendly occupation on employment: American postmasters earlier than World Warfare II. » A few of you’ll wince to listen to me say this, however lots of the most fascinating job market articles this yr deal with the economics of gender.