Replication data for: Marrying Up: The Role of Sex Ratio in Assortative Matching

Luis Vasconcelos, Adeline Delavande & Ran Abramitzky
We assemble a novel dataset to study the impact of male scarcity on marital assortative matching and other marriage market outcomes using the large shock that WWI caused to the number of French men. Using a difference-in-differences approach, we find that postwar in regions with higher mortality rates: men were less likely to marry women of lower social classes; men were more likely and women less likely to marry; out-of-wedlock births increased; divorce rates decreased;...
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