COVID-19, marriage, and divorce in Japan
Mizuki Komura and
Review of Economics of the Household, 2022, vol. 20, issue 3, No 7, 853 pages
Abstract Using monthly panel dataset of prefectures in Japan, this study explored the effects of stay-at-home policies on the flows into and out of marriage. It was found that these policies significantly reduced both outcomes. According to our estimates, a nationwide state of emergency reduced the number of marriages per 1000 population by 10.4%, while that of divorces was reduced by 27.0%. Moreover, the prefectures designated as the special-precautions area suffered additional reductions with 6.1% and 8.9% for those of marriage and divorce, respectively.
Keywords: COVID-19; Marriage; Divorce; I18; J12; R23; R28 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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