张纲紘：The Economic Consequences of Excess Men- Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Taiwan发布日期：2019-09-12 21:09:33
主 题：The Economic Consequences of Excess Men: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Taiwan
主讲人：张纲紘，中央财经大学中国人力资本与劳动经济研究中心副教授，于2009年获得美国密歇根州立大学经济学博士学位。其研究方向包括健康经济学，劳动经济学及应用微观经济学，其成果发表在包括 Asian Population Studies, Health Economics, International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics等学术刊物，曾担任China Economic Review, Pacific Economic Review，International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics等期刊的文章评审。
摘 要：We use a natural experiment in Taiwan to test the economic consequences of excess men. With the defeat of the Kuomintang Party in China, more than one million soldiers and civilians, mainly young males, retreated to Taiwan in the late 1940s. Initially, the soldiers were not allowed to marry. The ban was relaxed in 1959, however, suddenly flooding the marriage market with a large number of eligible bachelors. Using data from multiple sources, we find that during times of high marriage competition, young men were more likely to become entrepreneurs, work longer hours, save more, and amass more assets.