Business cycles and divorce: Evidence from microdata
Judith K. Hellerstein,
Melinda Morrill () and
Economics Letters, 2013, vol. 118, issue 1, 68-70
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)
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