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Poverty in Russia: the Role of the Marital Status and Gender

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  • Victoria Maleeva

    (Department of Economics and Management, Université du Luxembourg)

  • Majlinda Joxhe

    (Department of Economics and Management, Université du Luxembourg)

  • Skerdilajda Zanaj

    (Department of Economics and Management, Université du Luxembourg)

Abstract

"Contrary to conventional thinking, this paper shows that divorced women exhibit lower levels of " poverty than divorced men. We use data from the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS- HSE) for the period of 2010-2017. The result remains qualitatively invariant when considering assortative mating along education to alleviate possible endogeneity between divorce and poverty. Investigating an inter-related dynamic model of poverty and female labor market participation, we find that higher female labor participation partly explains why a divorce is harder on husbands than on wives.

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  • Victoria Maleeva & Majlinda Joxhe & Skerdilajda Zanaj, 2020. "Poverty in Russia: the Role of the Marital Status and Gender," DEM Discussion Paper Series 20-16, Department of Economics at the University of Luxembourg.
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    Keywords

    Divorce; Gender; Russia; Labor Market; Dynamic Bivariate estimation; Longitudinal Survey.;
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    JEL classification:

    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • J12 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure
    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J60 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - General

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