The impact of legislation on divorce : a hazard function approach

Kidd, Michael P. (1995) The impact of legislation on divorce : a hazard function approach. Applied Economics, 27(1), pp. 125-130.

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Abstract

The paper examines the impact of the introduction of no-fault divorce legislation in Australia. The approach used is rather novel, a hazard model of the divorce rate is estimated with the role of legislation captured via a time-varying covariate. The paper concludes that contrary to US empirical evidence, no-fault divorce legislation appears to have had a positive impact upon the divorce rate in Australia.

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ID Code: 59248
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: no-fault divorce, time-varying covariate
DOI: 10.1080/00036849500000014
ISSN: 0003-6846
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Deposited On: 14 May 2013 22:28
Last Modified: 14 May 2013 22:28

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