$100K: The Monetary Value Of A Happy Marriage

May 25, 2011 7:40 pm

Annually, that is. And yes, economists calculate everything.

“To ‘compensate’ for a major life event such as being widowed or a marital separation, it would be necessary — this calculation should be treated cautiously but it illustrates the size of the coefficients — to provide an individual with approximately $100,000 extra per annum. Viewing widowhood as an exogenous event, and so a kind of natural experiment, this number may be thought of as the ‘value’ of marriage.”

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