Thursday, April 17 / 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM   •   Bayside A

Session 24:
Union Formation

Chair: Kristen Harknett, University of Pennsylvania
Discussant: Megan M. Sweeney, University of California, Los Angeles
Discussant: Julien O. Teitler, Columbia University

  1. Family Formation Decisions and a Test of the Marital Expectations HypothesisChristina M. Gibson-Davis, Duke University

  2. Marriage among Welfare Recipients: Relationship Commitment Interacts with Welfare PolicyDeborah Roempke Graefe, Pennsylvania State University ; Shelley K. Irving, Pennsylvania State University

  3. The Role of Expectations and Earnings in the Entry into Marriage and CohabitationJessica H. Hardie, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  4. Does Marriage Lead to Specialization in Sweden?: An Evaluation of Trends in Adult Earnings Before and After MarriageDonna K. Ginther, University of Kansas ; Marianne Sundström, Swedish Institute for Social Research ; Anders Björklund, Swedish Institute for Social Research

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