Monday, June 18, 2012

"Lost jobs, broken marriages"

That's a great title for a paper!

"This paper examines the impact of both husbands’ and wives’ job displacement on the risk that the marriage ends in divorce. Using Swedish-linked employee–employer data [...] Over a 12-year period, the excess risk of divorce among couples’ in which the husband was displaced was 13% and statistically significant. The estimated impact of wives’ job displacements was of almost the same size, but not statistically significant."

related paper: The Rise and Fall of Divorce: A Sociological Extension of Becker's Model of the Marriage Market

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