The Role of Unemployment in the Commitment Dissolution Decision among Young Swedes
AbstractThis paper studies the role of unemployment in the dissolution of relationships by applying a two-step estimation method to an extensive data set, which contains information about young Swedish males and females. Unemployment is recognized as endogenous in the separation decision, and the results show that the effect of unemployment on separation is biased when unemployment is assumed to be exogenous in the separation equation. The probability of separation is found to be increasing with male unemployment, whereas female unemployment decreases the probability of dissolution.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Umeå University, Department of Economics in its series Umeå Economic Studies with number 707.
Length: 44 pages
Date of creation: 07 Jun 2007
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Unemployment; divorce; family structure;
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- J12 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure
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