In the Workplace with Peter Cappelli and Dan O'Meara

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How Marriage Effects Your Work Ethic

Season 2019, Ep. 17

Over the past few decades, the amount of "prime age men" that participate in the labor force has been decreasing drastically. In this episode, hosts Peter Cappelli and Dan O'Meara talk with Ari Binder to find out why.


Ariel J. Binder is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Economics and Pre-Doctoral Trainee at the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan. He conducts research in the areas of labor economics, family economics and economic demography. His doctoral dissertation investigates relationships between family processes and inequality in the United States labor market. One chapter focuses on the changing nature of American family structure and its contribution to rising inequality in labor-force participation and earnings rate between more- and less-educated men. Other chapters study gender norms within the household, how they are transmitted across generations, and how they contribute gender earnings inequality.


Before beginning his graduate studies, Ariel worked as a Research Assistant in the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund, in Washington, DC. Additionally, he holds a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Williams College. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, playing sports and hiking.


Read Ariel Binder's Study, The Declining Labor Market Prospects of Less-Educated Men

https://www.nber.org/papers/w25577

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