Where Did it Go Wrong ?Marriage and Divorce in Malawi

Research, Report English OPEN
Cherchye, Laurens; De Rock, Bram; Telalagic Walther, Selma; Vermeulen, Frederic;
(2016)
  • Publisher: KU Leuven, Department of Economics
  • Subject: Empirical Analysis [Consumer Economics] | Economie de la famille | D12 | D11 | agricultural production | Household Production and Intrahousehold Allocation | D13 | Microéconomie | J12 | revealed preference | marriage market | Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure; Domestic Abuse | Malawi | divorce | Theory [Consumer Economics]
    • ddc: ddc:330

Do individuals divorce for economic reasons? Can we measure the attractiveness of new matches in the marriage market? We answer these questions using a structural model of the household and a rich panel dataset from Malawi. We propose a model of the household with consu... View more
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