How the Other Half Lived: Marriage and Emancipation in the Age of the Pill

Seminários Acadêmicos
Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa

Palestrante: Cecilia Machado Berriel (FGV-EPGE)

In an influential paper, Goldin and Katz (2002) argued that Pill access to unmarried minors was instrumental for women’s professional advancements { such access allowing college women to postpone marriage and invest in post-graduate training. However, marriage itself constituted an alternative, earlier, and common route to the Pill. Using variation in state minimum-age marriage laws, we find that a lowered minimum age precipitated marriage, delayed fertility once married, and improved women’s educational and occupational outcomes. The effects were concentrated among non-college women, consistent with this group’s being credit constrained and therefore more dependent on spousal financing.

Data: 06/06/2013 (quinta-feira)
Horário: 17h
Local: Sala 208 – 2º andar


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