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Trends in Marital Stability

Betsey Stevenson () and Justin Wolfers ()

Chapter 4 in Research Handbook on the Economics of Family Law, 2011 from Edward Elgar Publishing

Abstract: The Research Handbook on the Economics of Family Law gives us a series of original essays by distinguished scholars in economics, law or both. The essays represent a variety of approaches to the field. Many contain extensive surveys of the literature with respect to the particular question they address. Some employ empirical economics, others are more narrowly legal. They have in common one thing: each scholar employs a core economic tool or insight to shed light on some aspect of family law and social institutions broadly understood. Topics covered include: divorce, child support, infant feeding, abortion access, prostitution, the decline in marriage, birth control and incentives for partnering.

Keywords: Economics and Finance; Law - Academic (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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