Teenage Daughters as a Cause of Divorce

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Kabátek, Jan; Ribar, David C.;
(2017)
  • Publisher: CentER, Center for Economic Research
  • Subject: J12 - Marriage ; Marital Dissolution ; Family Structure ; Domestic Abuse | gender | registry data | Netherlands | J12 | J13 | J16 | son preference | J16 - Economics of Gender ; Non-labor Discrimination | J13 - Fertility ; Family Planning ; Child Care ; Children ; Youth | marriage | divorce
    • ddc: ddc:330

Evidence from the U.S. that couples with daughters are more likely to divorce than couples with sons has not been found for other Western countries. Using 1995–2015 Dutch marriage registry data, we show that daughters are associated with higher divorce risks, but only w... View more
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