Marriage and Divorce since World War II: Analyzing the Role of Technological Progress on the Formation of Households

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dc.contributor.author Greenwood, Jeremy
dc.contributor.author Guner, Nezih
dc.contributor.other Centre for Economic Policy Research, CEPR
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-09T14:59:06Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-09T14:59:06Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/5115
dc.description.abstract Since World War II there has been: (i) a rise in the fraction of time that married households allocate to market work, (ii) an increase in the rate of divorce, and (iii) a decline in the rate of marriage. What can explain this? It is argued here that technological progress in the household sector has saved on the need for labour at home. This makes it more feasible for singles to maintain their own home, and for married women to work. To address this question, a search model of marriage and divorce is developed. Household production benefits from labour-saving technological progress.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper
dc.relation.ispartofseries 6391
dc.relation.isversionof http://hdl.handle.net/10016/5112
dc.subject.other divorce
dc.subject.other hours worked
dc.subject.other household production
dc.subject.other marriage and technological progress
dc.title Marriage and Divorce since World War II: Analyzing the Role of Technological Progress on the Formation of Households
dc.type workingPaper
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
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