Show simple item record González, Libertad Ozcan, Berkay
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament de Ciències Polítiques i Socials 2012-07-11T01:51:11Z 2012-07-11T01:51:11Z 2008-10-21T08:40:00Z
dc.description.abstract We address the impact of an increase in the risk of divorce on the saving behavior of married couples. From a theoretical perspective, the expected sign of the effect is ambiguous. We take advantage of the legalization of divorce in Ireland in 1996 as an exogenous increase in the likelihood of divorce. We analyze the saving behavior over time of couples who were married before the law was passed. We propose a difference-in-differences approach where we use as control groups either married couples in other European countries (not affected by the law change) , or Irish families who did not experience a significant increase in the expected risk of divorce (such as very religious families). Our results suggest that the increase in the risk of divorce brought about by the law was followed by an increase in the propensity to save of married couples, consistent with a rise in precautionary savings interpretation.
dc.format 26 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries DemoSoc working papers; 25
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dc.subject.other Divorci
dc.subject.other Estalvi i inversió
dc.subject.other Diferències entre sexes - Aspectes socials
dc.subject.other Família - Aspectes religiosos
dc.title The Risk of divorce and household saving behavior
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper 2012-07-10T07:27:34Z


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