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Household dissolution, child care and divorce law

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

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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.

Item Type: Article
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
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0144-8188(02)00116-3
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier
Identification Number: 10.1016/S0144-8188(02)00116-3
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/6407

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