Essays on Education, Policy, and Household Formation

Essays on Education, Policy, and Household Formation

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In the final essay, my co-author and I estimate the impact of the introduction of no fault divorce laws on divorce rates. In order to deal with the problems of law endogeneity and unobserved state heterogeneity, we employ a new method in which we use only data from counties that border adjacent states. We find no evidence of any long-term increase in divorce associated with the passage of these laws. This means that the Coase Theorem-predicting the ability of parties to compensate each other within contracts in response to law changes-holds in equilibrium.Logit estimation: coefficients for impact of education on probability of marriage; dependent variable is indicator for married ... First column is regression over all people; second column uses design for older men; third column restricts sample toanbsp;...

Title:Essays on Education, Policy, and Household Formation
Author: Benjamin Walter Bohdan Passty
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008

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