Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125334
Authors: 
Gonzalez, Libertad
Year of Publication: 
2014
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2014 [Issue:] 113
Abstract: 
Many countries have enacted legislation over the past few decades making divorce easier. Some countries have legalized divorce where it had previously been banned, and many have eased the conditions required for a divorce, such as allowing unilateral divorce (both spouses do not have to agree on the divorce). Divorce laws can regulate the grounds for divorce, division of property, child custody, and child support or maintenance payments. Reforms can have a range of social effects beyond increasing the divorce rate. They can influence female labor supply, marriage and fertility rates, child well-being, household saving, and even domestic violence and crime.
Subjects: 
divorce
female labor supply
family law
marriage
fertility
JEL: 
D13
J12
K36
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Document Type: 
Article

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