Re-Thinking the Two-Body Problem: The Segregation of Women into Geographically-Dispersed Occupation

Alan Benson
Research on the family cites the tendency for couples to relocate for husbands’ careers as evidence against the gender-neutrality of household economic decisions. I test whether the prioritization of husbands’ careers in mobility decisions is endogenous to men’s and women’s occupations. Consistent with this hypothesis, I find the tendency for households to relocate for husbands’ careers is better-explained by the segregation of women into geographically-dispersed occupations in advance of marriage rather than by the direct...
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