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When Work Disappears: Manufacturing Decline and the Falling Marriage-Market Value of Young Men

David Autor, David Dorn, Gordon Hanson

NBER Working Paper No. 23173
Issued in February 2017, Revised in January 2018

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This paper previously circulated under the title “The Labor Market and the Marriage Market” (first circulating draft May 12, 2014). Autor, Dorn and Hanson acknowledge funding from the Russell Sage Foundation (RSF Project #85-12-07). Dorn acknowledges funding from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (grants CSD2006- 00016 and ECO2010-16726) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (grant BSSGI0-155804). Autor and Hanson acknowledge funding from the National Science Foundation (grant SES-1227334). We thank Andrew Cherlin, Janet Currie, Marianne Page, Ann Huff Stevens, Kathleen Vohs, Jane Waldfogel, and numerous seminar and conference participants for valuable suggestions. We are grateful to Juliette Fournier, Ante Malenica, Timothy Simmons, Oscar Suen, Juliette Thibaud, and Melanie Wasserman for expert research assistance. 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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