How important is anticipation of divorce in married women's labor supply decisions? An intercohort comparison using NLS data

Academic Article


  • I compare two birth-cohorts of married women and find that divorce-risk plays a significantly smaller role in the recent cohort's labor supply decision. This suggests that any decline in America's divorce rates will not substantially reduce married women's labor supply. © Elsevier Science S.A.
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  • Economics Letters  Journal
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  • Sen B
  • Start Page

  • 209
  • End Page

  • 216
  • Volume

  • 67
  • Issue

  • 2