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The Men’s Marriage Premium in the United States: What Remains after Controlling for Publication Bias and Heterogeneity?

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Nuwan Indika Millagaha Gedara

Kansas State University, US
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Married men earn more than single men, which is a significant finding in labour and family economics. A considerable amount of research literature discusses this estimated wage effect for married men in the United States. This study finds a meaningful impact on wage after controlling for the publication bias with heterogeneity, considering a meta-analysis of 120 estimates. Marriage premium accounts for 6.8% compared to unmarried men with the evidence of publication bias after applying descriptive statistics, funnel graph, simple meta-regression analysis (MRA), and multiple MRAs. Also, this analysis identifies omitted variable bias as another important aspect for explaining this widespread empirical literature.
How to Cite: Millagaha Gedara, N.I., 2021. The Men’s Marriage Premium in the United States: What Remains after Controlling for Publication Bias and Heterogeneity?. Colombo Business Journal, 12(2), pp.53–79. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cbj.v12i2.82
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Published on 31 Dec 2021.
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