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Poverty in Russia: the Role of the Marital Status and Gender

Victoria Maleeva (), Majlinda Joxhe and Skerdilajda Zanaj

DEM Discussion Paper Series from Department of Economics at the University of Luxembourg

Abstract: "Contrary to conventional thinking, this paper shows that divorced women exhibit lower levels of " poverty than divorced men. We use data from the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS- HSE) for the period of 2010-2017. The result remains qualitatively invariant when considering assortative mating along education to alleviate possible endogeneity between divorce and poverty. Investigating an inter-related dynamic model of poverty and female labor market participation, we find that higher female labor participation partly explains why a divorce is harder on husbands than on wives.

Keywords: Divorce; Gender; Russia; Labor Market; Dynamic Bivariate estimation; Longitudinal Survey. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I31 I32 J12 J16 J60 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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