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Autor(en):
Kneip, Thorsten; Bauer, Gerrit; Reinhold, Steffen 
Titel:
Direct and Indirect Effects of Unilateral Divorce Law on Marital Stability 
Abstract:
Previous research on the impact of unilateral divorce law (UDL) on the prevalence of divorce has provided mixed and little cumulative results. Studies based on cross‐ sectional crosscountrysurvey data have been criticized for not being able to account for unobserved country heterogeneity, whereas studies using country‐ level panel data fail to account for possible mediating mechanisms at the micro level. We seek to overcome these shortcomings by using event history data from 11 European countries and employing a difference‐ indifference approach, thus combining the advantages of both approaches. We find that UDLin total increased the risk of marital breakdown by about 20 
Stichworte:
Arbeitspapier/Diskussionspapier 
Jahr:
2011