Shacking Up or Shelling Out: Income Taxes, Marriage, and Cohabitation

Anecdotal evidence suggests that the income tax penalty associated with marriage contributes to the decision of a couple to live together as a married vs. a cohabiting couple. In this paper, we use household data from the Panel Study on Income Dynamics to estimate the impact of various factors, incl...

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Volume: 1
Main Author: Alm, James
Whittington, Leslie
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: Springer 2003
published in: Review of Economics of the Household Vol. 1; no. 3; pp. 169 - 186
Data of publication: 2003
Series: Review of Economics of the Household
Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: RePEc
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