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Monday, Oct 12
Joe Grengs, Policy & Planning for Social Equity in Transportation

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The Effect of Marriage and Divorce on Women's Economic Well-Being

Publication Abstract

Smock, Pamela, Wendy Manning, and Sanjiv Gupta. 1999. "The Effect of Marriage and Divorce on Women's Economic Well-Being." American Sociological Review, 64(6): 794-812.

Some social commentators and social scientists have called for the strengthening of divorce laws, a call based, in part, on the apparently strong economic advantage marriage holds for women and their children. We focus on the question of whether divorced women would experience the same absolute levels of economic well-being by staying married as women who remain married experience.

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