Bowles, R. and Garoupa, N. (2003) Household dissolution, child care and divorce law. International Review of Law and Economics, 22 (4). pp. 495-510. ISSN 0144-8188
This paper sets up a model of household dissolution in which one party decides to leave a household that contains children. We study the effects of divorce law on this decision and, in particular, the role of legal provisions governing the post-dissolution care of the household’s children. In particular, we show that there is an inevitable tension between achieving efficiency in marriage and at the same time achieving efficiency in divorce.
|Institution:||The University of York|
|Academic Units:||The University of York > Centre for Criminal Justice Economics and Psychology (York)|
|Depositing User:||York RAE Import|
|Date Deposited:||14 May 2009 15:38|
|Last Modified:||14 May 2009 15:38|