Marital Status and Unobserved Heterogeneity - Do twins suggest a genetic inheritance?
AbstractThe purpose of this study is to reveal the importance of unobserved heterogeneity on marital status. The results for monozygotic (identical) and dizygotic twins indicate an important genetic component in marital status. Simply controlling for marital status could be misleading
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Umeå University, Department of Economics in its series Umeå Economic Studies with number 685.
Length: 8 pages
Date of creation: 07 Jun 2006
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marriage; divorce; heterogeneity; selection; twins;
Other versions of this item:
- William Nilsson, 2010. "Marital status and unobserved heterogeneity: Do twins suggest a genetic inheritance?," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(6), pages 587-591.
- J12 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure
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- NEP-ALL-2006-06-17 (All new papers)
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