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Why Have Divorce Rates Fallen? The Role of Women's Age at Marriage

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  • Dana Rotz

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Explores the extent to which the rise in age at marriage can explain the rapid decrease in divorce rates for cohorts marrying from 1980 to 2004.

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  • Dana Rotz, 2011. "Why Have Divorce Rates Fallen? The Role of Women's Age at Marriage," Mathematica Policy Research Reports ed0498975f9b467b9858ee065, Mathematica Policy Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:ed0498975f9b467b9858ee06560a447e
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    1. Edwards, Ryan D. & Roff, Jennifer, 2016. "What mom and dad’s match means for junior: Marital sorting and child outcomes," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 40(C), pages 43-56.
    2. Bulent Guler, 2013. "Dual Income Couples and Interstate Migration," 2013 Meeting Papers 898, Society for Economic Dynamics.
    3. Bellido, Héctor & Molina, José Alberto & Solaz, Anne & Stancanelli, Elena, 2016. "Do children of the first marriage deter divorce?," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 55(C), pages 15-31.

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    Divorce Rates Marriage Family Support;

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    • I - Health, Education, and Welfare

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