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dc.contributor.authorGonzález, Libertaden_NZ
dc.contributor.authorViitanen, Tarjaen_NZ
dc.date.available2011-04-07T03:05:09Z
dc.date.copyright2009-01-01en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationGonzález, L., & Viitanen, T. (2009). The Long Term Effects of Legalizing Divorce on Children (Economics Discussion Papers Series No. 901). Department of Economics, University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/838en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/838
dc.description.abstractWe estimate the effect of divorce legalization on the long-term well-being of children. Our identification strategy relies on exploiting the different timing of divorce legalization across European countries. Using European Community Household Panel data, we compare the adult outcomes of cohorts who were raised in an environment where divorce was banned with cohorts raised after divorce was legalized in the same country. We also have “control” countries where all cohorts were exposed (or not exposed) to divorce as children, thus leading to a difference-in-differences approach. We find that women who grew up under legal divorce have lower earnings and income as well as worse health as adults compared with women who grew up under illegal divorce. These effects are not found for men. We find no effects of divorce legalization on children’s family formation or dissolution patterns.en_NZ
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dc.publisherDepartment of Economics, University of Otagoen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomics Discussion Papers Seriesen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.business.otago.ac.nz/econ/research/discussionpapers/index.htmlen_NZ
dc.subjectdivorceen_NZ
dc.subjectlegislationen_NZ
dc.subjectintergenerational effectsen_NZ
dc.subjectchild outcomesen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshHQ The family. Marriage. Womanen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshHB Economic Theoryen_NZ
dc.titleThe Long Term Effects of Legalizing Divorce on Childrenen_NZ
dc.typeDiscussion Paperen_NZ
dc.description.versionPublisheden_NZ
otago.bitstream.pages37en_NZ
otago.date.accession2010-06-01 21:34:26en_NZ
otago.schoolDepartment of Economicsen_NZ
otago.openaccessOpen
otago.place.publicationDunedin, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.identifier.eprints901en_NZ
otago.school.eprintsEconomicsen_NZ
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