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A review of economic research into determinants of divorce.

Authors
  • Cameron, S
Type
Published Article
Journal
British review of economic issues
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1995
Volume
17
Issue
41
Pages
1–22
Identifiers
PMID: 12347147
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

"This paper reviews econometric work on the determinants of divorce. There is a fair degree of agreement over some of the key variables. It seems well-established that the effect of male wage rates is negative while the effect of female wage rates is positive. Nonetheless, controversy still rages over the effect of legal changes. Further work is needed on this. Viewed as a scientific research programme, the study of the determinants of divorce needs access to a wider range of populations. The databases at present are primarily U.S. sample surveys."

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