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Do Spouses Negotiate in the Shadow of the Law? Evidence from Unilateral Divorce, Suicides, and Homicides in Mexico

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2
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Hoehn-Velasco, Lauren (Bryn Mawr College)
  • Silverio-Murillo, Adan (Tecnologico de Monterrey)
Publication Date
2019-01-02
Description
  • Abstract

    In this paper, we analyze whether state-level no-fault divorce reforms in Mexico led to declines in the homicide and suicide rates. Using an event-study design, we find that the unilateral reform had no impact on state-level suicide rates or homicide rates. This finding contrasts with results from high-income countries (Stevenson and Wolfers, 2006; Brassiolo, 2016). To reconcile the differences from the existing literature, we show that intimate partner violence did not decline following the reform, which corroborates related studies (Silverio-Murillo, 2019; Garcıa-Ramos, 2019). The combined results suggest that in Mexico, women are less able to escape abusive marriages through a divorce.
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Update Metadata: 2019-12-04 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-12-04

Hoehn-Velasco, Lauren; Silverio-Murillo, Adan (2019): Do Spouses Negotiate in the Shadow of the Law? Evidence from Unilateral Divorce, Suicides, and Homicides in Mexico. Version: 2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E115962V2