Title

Til Recession Do Us Part: Booms, Busts, and Divorce in the United States

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

7 p.

Publication Date

2013

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Source Publication

Applied Economics Letters

Source ISSN

1350-4851

Abstract

A general hypothesis regarding the impact of permanent income levels and business cycle fluctuations on divorce rate at the state level in the United States is analysed in this article. Based on the data for 45 states over the sample period of 1978–2009, it is shown that the higher the level of transitory income, the higher the incidence of divorce. In other words, divorce is pro-cyclical.

Comments

Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 20, No. 3 (2013): 255-261. DOI.

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