Match Quality, Financial Surprises and the Dissolution of Commitments among Young Adults in Sweden
AbstractThe role of financial surprises and match quality in the dissolution of relationships is explored. The analysis is carried out both for surprises in the short term earnings and surprises in the long-run earnings capacity. It is found that positive surprises in short term earnings have a destabilizing effect for a relationship. Generally, a negative surprise in long-run earnings capacity for males has a destabilizing effect. However, if it is combined with a female positive surprise, the effect is stabilizing. Commitments become more stable the older the spouses are at the start of the relationship, and if young children are present.
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Date of creation: 07 Jun 2007
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Match quality; financial surprises; divorce; family structure;
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- J12 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure
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- Norberg-Schönfeldt, Magdalena, 2007. "The Phase-Out of the Nuclear Family? Empirical Studies on the Economics and Structure of Modern Swedish Families," UmeÃ¥ Economic Studies 708, Umeå University, Department of Economics.
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