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Marital status and unobserved heterogeneity: do twins suggest a genetic inheritance?
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics. Centre for Research in Welfare Economics (CREB) , Parc Científic de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
2010 (English)In: Applied Economics Letters, ISSN 1350-4851, E-ISSN 1466-4291, Vol. 17, 587-591 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to measure the importance of the background for marital status. The role of unobserved circumstances, including the genes, is of particular interest. Unobserved heterogeneity is, as expected, found to be important for marital status. The results for monozygotic (identical) and dizygotic (fraternal) twins indicate an important genetic component in marital status. The genetic inheritance of marital status is found to be particularly strong for females.

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Taylor & Francis, 2010. Vol. 17, 587-591 p.
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-26748DOI: 10.1080/13504850802077992ISI: 000277438100014OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-26748DiVA: diva2:273743
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Published online: 27 Sep 2008

Available from: 2009-10-23 Created: 2009-10-23 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved

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