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Article: No-fault divorce and the compression of marriage ages

TitleNo-fault divorce and the compression of marriage ages
Authors
KeywordsBusiness and economics
Issue Date2006
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0095-2583
Citation
Economic Inquiry, 2006, v. 44 n. 3, p. 547-558 How to Cite?
AbstractWe examine how no-fault divorce law affects the age at first marriage, when everyone has a different value of marriage. The heterogeneity of individual values implies an unambiguous negative effect on the variance of marriage age. We test this hypothesis with marriage records from 1970 to 1995. Controlling for state-level heterogeneity and for time trends, the standard deviation of the log age at first marriage drops by approximately 5% with the introduction of no-fault divorce. We find that the mean age at first marriage increases slightly, suggesting that the mean person is slightly worse off with no-fault divorce. © Western Economic Association Inernational.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/54347
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.091
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.150
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dc.contributor.authorSuen, Wen_HK
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dc.date.issued2006en_HK
dc.identifier.citationEconomic Inquiry, 2006, v. 44 n. 3, p. 547-558en_HK
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dc.description.abstractWe examine how no-fault divorce law affects the age at first marriage, when everyone has a different value of marriage. The heterogeneity of individual values implies an unambiguous negative effect on the variance of marriage age. We test this hypothesis with marriage records from 1970 to 1995. Controlling for state-level heterogeneity and for time trends, the standard deviation of the log age at first marriage drops by approximately 5% with the introduction of no-fault divorce. We find that the mean age at first marriage increases slightly, suggesting that the mean person is slightly worse off with no-fault divorce. © Western Economic Association Inernational.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0095-2583en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofEconomic Inquiryen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsThe definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.comen_HK
dc.subjectBusiness and economicsen_HK
dc.titleNo-fault divorce and the compression of marriage agesen_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1093/ei/cbj030en_HK
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