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Lost jobs, broken marriages
Uppsala University, Units outside the University, Office of Labour Market Policy Evaluation.
2012 (English)In: Journal of Population Economics, ISSN 0933-1433, E-ISSN 1432-1475, Vol. 25, no 4, 1365-1397 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper examines the impact of both husbands' and wives' job displacement on the risk that the marriage ends in divorce. Using Swedish-linked employee-employer data, all married couples in which one of the spouses lost his or her job because of an establishment closure in 1987 or 1988 and a comparison sample were identified. Over a 12-year period, the excess risk of divorce among couples' in which the husband was displaced was 13% and statistically significant. The estimated impact of wives' job displacements was of almost the same size, but not statistically significant.

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2012. Vol. 25, no 4, 1365-1397 p.
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Displaced workers, Divorce, Plant closure
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-177544DOI: 10.1007/s00148-011-0394-4ISI: 000305526500009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-177544DiVA: diva2:541298
Available from: 2012-07-16 Created: 2012-07-16 Last updated: 2012-07-16Bibliographically approved

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