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Match Quality, Financial Surprises and the Dissolution of Commitments among Young Adults in Sweden

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  • Norberg-Schönfeldt , Magdalena

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The 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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  • Norberg-Schönfeldt , Magdalena, 2007. "Match Quality, Financial Surprises and the Dissolution of Commitments among Young Adults in Sweden," Umeå Economic Studies 706, Umeå University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:umnees:0706
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    1. Norberg-Schönfeldt, Magdalena, 2007. "The Phase-Out of the Nuclear Family? Empirical Studies on the Economics and Structure of Modern Swedish Families," Umeå Economic Studies 708, Umeå University, Department of Economics.

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    Match quality; financial surprises; divorce; family structure;

    JEL classification:

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

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