THE EFFECT OF JOINT CUSTODY ON FAMILY OUTCOMES

Since the 1970s almost all US states have introduced a form of joint custody after divorce. I analyze the causal effect of these custody law reforms on different family outcomes. My identification strategy exploits the different timing of reforms across the US states. Estimations based on state pane...

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Volume: 11
Main Author: Martin Halla
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: Malden, USA Wiley-Blackwell 01.04.2013
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published in: Journal of the European Economic Association Vol. 11; no. 2; pp. 278 - 315
Data of publication: 20130401
ISSN: 1542-4766
1542-4774
EISSN: 1542-4774
Discipline: Economics
Bibliography: The Effect of Joint Custody on Marriage and Divorce
Acknowledgments: For very helpful comments I would like to thank four anonymous referees and the editor Stefano DellaVigna. The paper has also benefited from comments and discussions with Joshua Angrist, René Boeheim, David Card, Steven Raphael, Steven Stillman, Christian Traxler, Daniela Vuri, Andrea Weber, Rudolf Winter‐Ebmer, Justin Wolfers, participants of the Annual Meeting 2008 of the Austrian Economic Association in Vienna, the Annual Conference 2008 of the European Society for Population Economics in London, the Annual Conference 2008 of the European Association of Labour Economists in Amsterdam, the Law & Economics Workshop of the University of Bonn, the Seminar at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California (UC) at Berkeley, and the Labor Lunch Seminar at the Department of Economics at UC Berkeley. I also thank Elisabeth Christen and David Eggler for excellent research assistance. The usual disclaimer applies. This paper was partly written during my visiting scholarship at the Center for Labor Economics at UC Berkeley. I would like to thank for the stimulating academic environment and hospitality there. This research was funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF (NRN Labor Economics and the Welfare State). A previous version of this paper was circulated under the title
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The editor in charge of this paper was Stefano DellaVigna.
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