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Business cycles and divorce: Evidence from microdata

Judith K. Hellerstein, Melinda Morrill () and Ben Zou

Economics Letters, 2013, vol. 118, issue 1, 68-70

Abstract: We use individual-level data to show that divorce is pro-cyclical on average, a finding robust to the inclusion of a wide range of controls. Pro-cyclical divorce is concentrated among women who married young and/or do not have a college degree.

Keywords: Divorce; Marital dissolution; Business cycles; Unemployment rate (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J12 J11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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