Department of Economics and Business Economics

Do Workplace Sex Ratios Affect Partnership Formation and Dissolution?

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  • School of Economics and Management
In this paper, I analyse the association between workplace sex ratios and partnership formation and dissolution. I find that the risk of dissolution increases with the fraction of coworkers of the opposite sex at both the female and male workplace. On the other hand, workplace sex ratios are not important for the overall transition rate from singlehood to partnership. The results suggest that the workplace constitutes a more important marriage market segment for individuals who are already in a partnership presumably due to higher search cost for (alternative) partners in general.
Original languageEnglish
Place of publicationAarhus
PublisherInstitut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 2006

    Research areas

  • Partnership formation, dissolution, workplace sex

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