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The Impact of Legislation on Divorce: A Hazard Function Approach


Kidd, MP, The Impact of Legislation on Divorce: A Hazard Function Approach, Applied Economics, 27, (1) pp. 125-130. ISSN 0003-6846 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/00036849500000014


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. © 1995, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied economics
Research Field:Labour economics
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Other economic framework
Objective Field:Other economic framework not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Kidd, MP (Dr Michael Kidd)
ID Code:4861
Year Published:1995
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Economics and Finance
Deposited On:1995-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-24

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