Unemployment, splitting up, and spousal income replacement
2005 (English)Report (Other academic)
In this study, the consequences of unemployment for a Swedish sample of couples are analyzed. The purpose is to estimate the possible income replacement that a spouse can provide. Unemployment can also affect the probability that the couples split up. Since not all couples remain in the analysis, a potential selection problem can occur. To deal with this problem, and also to take care of unobserved heterogeneity, a sample selection model for panel data is estimated. The results indicate that it is necessary to take into account the selection problem. A period in unemployment is found to be correlated with a higher female income only in the case of men who earned a fairly high income before becoming unemployed. Women who earned a fairly low income and were subject to a long period of unemployment are found to be compensated by a higher male income.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet , 2005. , 42 p.
, Umeå economic studies, ISSN 1403-4824 ; 652
unemployment, divorce, spousal response, sample selection, panel data
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-4529OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-4529DiVA: diva2:143669
Distributor:Nationalekonomi, 90187, Umeå