Marriage, labour supply and the dynamics of the social safety net

Document type
Working Paper
Low, Hamish; Meghir, Costas; Pistaferri, Luigi
Institute for Fiscal Studies
Date of publication
19 February 2018
IFS Working Paper; WP18/05
Social Policy, Employment, Families, Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion
Social welfare
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This Working Paper specifies and estimates a life-cycle model of marriage, labour supply and divorce under limited commitment to better understand the mechanisms behind these behavioural responses. It also presents counterfactual analysis with longer run impacts and evaluates the welfare effects of the model.

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