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Marital Status and Unobserved Heterogeneity - Do twins suggest a genetic inheritance?

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  • Nilsson, William

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The 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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  • Nilsson, William, 2006. "Marital Status and Unobserved Heterogeneity - Do twins suggest a genetic inheritance?," Umeå Economic Studies 685, Umeå University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:umnees:0685
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    1. Bergstrom, Theodore C & Bagnoli, Mark, 1993. "Courtship as a Waiting Game," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 101(1), pages 185-202, February.
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    marriage; divorce; heterogeneity; selection; twins;

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    • J12 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure

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