Poverty in Russia: the Role of the Marital Status and Gender
Victoria Maleeva (),
Majlinda Joxhe and
DEM Discussion Paper Series from Department of Economics at the University of Luxembourg
"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)
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