Does High Unemployment Rate Result in a High Divorce Rate?: A Test for Japan
AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to examine if the increase in the unemploymentrate has any effect on the divorce rate. We use time series data andcross section data for the whole of Japan in order to examine this assertion.We also include crime rate and average working hours as explanatory variables.We conducted cointegration analysis to avoid spurious correlation for the timeseries data. We apply OLS for the time series and cross section data. The resultssuggest a positive correlation between the unemployment rate and thedivorce rate. We also confirm that the influence of unemployment over divorceis immediate.**El objetivo de este artículo es determinar si el incremento en latasa de desempleo tiene algún efecto sobre la tasa de divorcios. Con este finse utilizan series de tiempo y datos de corte transversal para Japón. Tambiénse incluyen la tasa de crímenes y el promedio de las horas trabajadas comovariables explicativas. Adicionalmente se efectúa análisis de cointegración conel fin de evitar relaciones espúreas entre las series de tiempo. Los resultadossugieren que existe una correlación positiva entre la tasa de desempleo y la tasade divorcios. También confirmamos que existe una relación cronológica cercanaentre el desempleo y el divorcio.
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unemployment; marital dissolution.**desempleo; divorcio.;
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