Unemployment, splitting up, and spousal income replacement
2008 (English)In: Labour, ISSN 1121-7081, Vol. 22, no 1, 73-106 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this study, the consequences of unemployment for a Swedish sample of couples are analysed. The purpose is to estimate the possible income replacement that a female/male spouse can provide. Unemployment can also affect the probability that the couples split up. As not all couples remain in the analysis, a potential selection problem can occur. To deal with this problem, and also to handle unobserved heterogeneity, a sample selection model for panel data is estimated. Unemployment is not found to be correlated with a higher spousal income.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley InterScience , 2008. Vol. 22, no 1, 73-106 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-9683DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9914.2007.00401.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-9683DiVA: diva2:149354