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Marital Disruption and Mortality

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  • Lillard, L.A.
  • Waite, L.J.

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Both men and women appear to benefit from being married. This article uses data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics to examine the extent to which three key factors- financial well-being, living arrangements and marital history - account for this relationship.

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Paper provided by RAND - Reprint Series in its series Papers with number 96-01.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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Handle: RePEc:fth:randrs:96-01

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Keywords: MARIAGE; MORTALITY;

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  1. Julie Zissimopoulos & Benjamin Karney & Amy Rauer, 2008. "Marital Histories and Economic Well-Being," Working Papers 645, RAND Corporation Publications Department.
  2. Jay Teachman, 2012. "Health Limitations and Post-Secondary School Enrollment," Population Research and Policy Review, Springer, vol. 31(1), pages 85-96, February.
  3. Lu, Yao, 2012. "Household migration, social support, and psychosocial health: The perspective from migrant-sending areas," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 74(2), pages 135-142.
  4. Susan Averett & Laura Argys & Julia Sorkin, 2013. "In sickness and in health: an examination of relationship status and health using data from the Canadian National Public Health Survey," Review of Economics of the Household, Springer, vol. 11(4), pages 599-633, December.
  5. James P. Smith, 2004. "New Directions in Socioeconomic Research on Aging," Labor and Demography 0403016, EconWPA.
  6. Ad Bergsma & Germaine Poot & Aart Liefbroer, 2008. "Happiness in the Garden of Epicurus," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 9(3), pages 397-423, September.
  7. Theodore Iwashyna & James Zhang & Diane Lauderdale & Nicholas Christakis, 1998. "A methodology for identifying married couples in medicare data: Mortality, morbidity, and health care use among the married elderly," Demography, Springer, vol. 35(4), pages 413-419, November.
  8. Johann K. Brunner & Susanne Pech, 2001. "Die Dritte Säule der Altersvorsorge," Economics working papers 2001-09, Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.
  9. Lindström, Martin, 2009. "Marital status, social capital, material conditions and self-rated health: A population-based study," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 93(2-3), pages 172-179, December.
  10. Susanne Pech, 2004. "Tax Incentives for Private Life Annuities and the Social Security Reform: Effects on Consumption and on Adverse Selection," FinanzArchiv: Public Finance Analysis, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, vol. 60(4), pages 556-, December.
  11. Michael Hurd & Daniel McFadden & Angela Merrill, 1999. "Predictors of Mortality Among the Elderly," NBER Working Papers 7440, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  12. Felix Elwert & Nicholas Christakis, 2008. "Wives and ex-wives: A new test for homogamy bias in the widowhood effect," Demography, Springer, vol. 45(4), pages 851-873, November.
  13. Susanne Pech, 2004. "Portfolio decisions on life annuities and financial assets with longevity and income uncertainty," Economics working papers 2004-14, Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.
  14. Øystein Kravdal, 2007. "A fixed-effects multilevel analysis of how community family structure affects individual mortality in Norway," Demography, Springer, vol. 44(3), pages 519-537, August.
  15. Laura Cavalli & Alessandro Bucciol & Paolo Pertile & Veronica Polin & Nicola Sartor & Alessandro Sommacal, 2012. "Modelling life-course decisions for the analysis of interpersonal and intrapersonal redistribution," Working Papers 25/2012, University of Verona, Department of Economics.
  16. George Alter & Martin Dribe & Frans Poppel, 2007. "Widowhood, family size, and post-reproductive Mortality: a comparative Analysis of three populations in Nineteenth-Century Europe," Demography, Springer, vol. 44(4), pages 785-806, November.

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