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NEK Brownbag: Demid Getik

Seminarium

Demid Getik will present a paper titled ''Relative Earnings and Mental Health in Families: Evidence from Sweden''.

Abstract: The share of couples in which the wife out-earns the husband has consistently been on the rise over the last few decades across developed countries. This has been shown to have a multitude of effects, including for marriage longevity and satisfaction. In this paper, I show that in spite of mental health being positively associated with both own and spousal earnings, it has a negative relationship to the relative earnings of the wife. Moreover, crossing the threshold where the wife out-earns the husband appears to in itself significantly increase the likelihood of a mental health diagnosis in spouses. This finding highlights negative mental health implications of the husband losing the role of the primary earner in the family.

 
15 september 2021
12:00–13:00

Lokal

This is an online meeting.