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Replication data for: Yours, Mine, and Ours: Do Divorce Laws Affect the Intertemporal Behavior of Married Couples?

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1
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Creator
  • Voena, Alessandra
Publication Date
2015-08-01
Description
  • Abstract

    This paper examines how divorce laws affect couples' intertemporal choices and well-being. Exploiting panel variation in US laws, I estimate the parameters of a model of household decision-making. Household survey data indicate that the introduction of unilateral divorce in states that imposed an equal division of property is associated with higher household savings and lower female employment, implying a distortion in household assets accumulation and a transfer toward wives whose share in household resources is smaller than the one of their husband. When spouses share consumption equally, separate property or prenuptial agreements can reduce distortions and increase equity. (JEL D13, D14, D91, J12, J16, K36)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.20120234 (Text)
Publications
  • Voena, Alessandra. “Yours, Mine, and Ours: Do Divorce Laws Affect the Intertemporal Behavior of Married Couples?” American Economic Review 105, no. 8 (August 2015): 2295–2332. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.20120234.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.20120234 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-12-06

Voena, Alessandra (2015): Replication data for: Yours, Mine, and Ours: Do Divorce Laws Affect the Intertemporal Behavior of Married Couples?. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E116136V1