Replication data for: Specialization Then and Now: Marriage, Children, and the Gender Earnings Gap across Cohorts

Chinhui Juhn & Kristin McCue
In this paper, we examine the evolution of the gender gap associated with marriage and parental status, comparing cohorts born between 1936 and 1985. The model of household specialization and division of labor introduced by Becker posits that when forming households, couples will exploit the gains from trade by having one spouse specialize in market work while the other specializes in household work. Given the historical advantage of men in the labor market, the model...
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