John F. Ermisch, Rene Böheim,
"Breaking up - Financial surprises and partnership dissolution"
, in Institute for Social and Economic Research, Serie ISER working papers, University of Essex, UK, 3-1999
Breaking up - Financial surprises and partnership dissolution
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Estimates based on couples with dependent children in the first six years of the British
Household Panel Study (1991-97) indicate that changes in a couple’s economic
circumstances affect the probability that a partnership dissolves. In particular,
unexpected improvements in finances substantially reduce the dissolution risk, which
strongly supports the importance of new information in decisions concerning
partnership dissolution. Measures of a couple’s own expectations concerning their
financial situation over the coming year have been used in conjunction with realised
changes to gauge the impact of unexpected changes. The study also finds that the risk
of partnership dissolution increases with the number of children.