This paper aims to examine the relationship between husband’s education and his wife’s earnings. The study builds upon previous literature revolving around the relationship between a woman’s human capital and her husband’s earnings. Using pooled cross-sectional data from the Current Population Survey (CPS), I adjust the OLS wage model to estimate whether a man’s human capital has positive effects on his wife’s earnings. Two major hypotheses concerning the correlation between spousal education and earnings are cross-productivity effect between couples and assortative mating. Using the original regression model, I also estimate a sub-sample designed to restrict the effects of positive assortative mating. Finally, the result suggests that there is strong evidence for the positive effect of husband’s education on his wife’s earnings.
"Effects of Husband’s Education on Wife’s Earnings: The Recent Evidence,"
Gettysburg Economic Review: Vol. 8
, Article 4.
Available at: https://cupola.gettysburg.edu/ger/vol8/iss1/4