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Temporary life changes and the timing of divorce

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Marriage is a risky undertaking that people enter with incomplete information about their partner and their future life circumstances. A large literature has shown how new information gained from unforeseen but long-lasting or permanent changes in life circumstances may trigger a divorce. We extend this literature by considering how information gained from a temporary change in life circumstances – in our case having a child with infantile colic – may affect divorce behavior. While persistent...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Sociology
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Publisher:
Springer Verlag (Germany) Publisher's website
Journal:
Demography Journal website
Volume:
53
Issue:
5
Pages:
1377–1398
Publication date:
2016-09-13
EISSN:
1533-7790
ISSN:
0070-3370
URN:
uuid:97f29e21-4107-4e36-8f6c-afcda30de4a9
Source identifiers:
625062
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pubs:625062

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