Marriage, Divorce, and Interstate Risk Sharing

In this paper, we study the importance of marriage for interstate risk sharing in the US.We find that US federal states in which married couples account for a higher share of the population are less exposed to state-specific output shocks. Thus, in addition to improving the allocation of risk at the...

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Volume: 114
Main Author: Martin Halla
Johann Scharler
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Trade
Place of publication: Oxford, UK Blackwell Publishing 01.03.2012
Blackwell Publishing Ltd
WILEY-BLACKWELL
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published in: The Scandinavian journal of economics Vol. 114; no. 1; pp. 55 - 78
Data of publication: 20120301
ISSN: 0347-0520
1467-9442
1467-9442
EISSN: 1467-9442
Discipline: Economics
Bibliography: For helpful discussions and comments, we would like to thank Johann K. Brunner, Mathias Hoffmann, Corne van Walbeek, Rudolf Winter‐Ebmer, two anonymous referees, and seminar participants at the Universities of Linz, Reading, and Zurich. The usual disclaimer applies. Financial support from the Austrian FWF (NRN Labor Economics and the Welfare State) is gratefully acknowledged.
Series: Scandinavian Journal of Economics
Subjects:
E21
G21
J12
K36
E21
G21
J12
K36
US
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