Marriage Calculator: Financial Consequences of Marriage Decisions

Users can calculate the total monthly income of an individual or couple, including taxes and transfers, according to living arrangement. The calculator analyzes tax and public assistance programs. Background The “Marriage Calculator: Financial Consequences of Marriage Decisions” is maintained by the Urban Institute, a social and economic policy research center. This calculator allows users to calculate the total monthly income of a couple or individual, according to economic and demographic…

National Longitudinal Surveys

Background The National Longitudinal Surveys provide information from nationally representative samples regarding labor market participation and activities, such as: educational history and employment status, number of hours worked per week and other job characteristics. Information is also provided on significant aspects of life, such as: marriage, fertility, income, and health. The National Longitudinal Surveys are done by the Bureau of Labor Statistics at the US Department of Labor. The 5…