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'Acting Wife': Marriage Market Incentives and Labor Market Investments

Leonardo Bursztyn, Thomas Fujiwara, Amanda Pallais

NBER Working Paper No. 23043
Issued in January 2017

---- Acknowledgments ----

We would like to thank Nava Ashraf, David Autor, Marianne Bertrand, St├ęphane Bonhomme, Stefano DellaVigna, David Deming, Esther Duflo, John Friedman, Paola Giuliano, Lawrence Katz, Alexandre Mas, Emily Oster, Ricardo Perez-Truglia, Gautam Rao, Jesse Shapiro, and seminar participants at LSE, Princeton, UCLA, and Zurich for helpful comments and suggestions. Maxim Ananyev, George Cheimonitis, Stephanie Cheng, Mikhail Galashin, Vasily Korovkin, Juan Matamala, Imil Nurutdinov, Sebastian Ottinger, Benjamin Smith, Maria Lucia Yanguas, and especially Jenna Anders provided excellent research assistance. Financial support from NSF CAREER Grant No. 1454476 (Pallais) is gratefully acknowledged. This project received IRB approval from Harvard, Princeton, and UCLA. The experiments and survey reported in this study can be found in the AEA RCT Registry (#0001456, #0001686, and #0001774). The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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