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See the future by looking at the past: predicting divorce with pre-marital earnings
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics. (ALC)
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics. (ALC)
Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts, MA. .
Department of Economics, University of Evansville, 800 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN, 47714, USA.
2011 (English)In: Applied Economics Letters, ISSN 1350-4851, E-ISSN 1466-4291, ISSN 1350-4851, Vol. 18, no 1, 997-1000 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The effect of spouse's premarital earnings capacity on the probability of divorce is examined. This study is based on longitudinal register data on married and cohabitating couples in Sweden. We use the residuals from estimated earnings equations of men and women based on observations before their marriage in estimation of a logit model of divorce. By using information on individuals as singles, we can identify the impact of relative earnings power on the probability of divorce, per se, without the confounding effect of the marital relationship. The results indicate that differences in spouse's conditional earnings capacities increase the probability of divorce.

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Routledge , 2011. Vol. 18, no 1, 997-1000 p.
Keyword [en]
divorce, earnings, marriage
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Economics
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-39532DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2010.520665OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-39532DiVA: diva2:393561
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Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2011-01-31 Created: 2011-01-31 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved

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