ERIC Number: ED173473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Earnings of Men and Remarriage. Discussion Paper No. 537-79.
Wolf, Wendy C.; MacDonald, Maurice M.
Income data for 413 male Wisconsin high school graduates whose first marriages ended in divorce or separation are used in this study to analyze the relationship of men's earnings to their probability of remarriage. A review of related literature is provided to illustrate the hypothesis that the higher a man's earnings are, the more likely he is to remarry. Results of the study indicate that absolute earnings, earnings instability, and earnings relative to peers have minimal effects on a man's probability of remarriage, but that long run permanent income positively affects remarriage. It is concluded that permanent income is more important for remarriage than other studies have shown it to be for marital disruption. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Inst. for Research on Poverty.
Note: For a related document, see UD 018 842