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Divorce and Matrimonial Property: Why Number of Divorce Cases Grows When Families Become Wealthier?


Euston Quah


Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Shuntian Yao


Nanyang Technological University (NTU) - Centre for Research in Financial Services (CREFS)

February 2009


Abstract:     
In this paper we study the relationship between the number of divorce cases and the law of 50-50 divorce asset division rule. A simple mathematical model is established and analyzed. Our main result states that, as families become wealthier, the 50-50 asset division rule will provide stronger divorce incentive for the homemakers and thus increase the number of divorce cases. Our conclusion is well matched by observations in China.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 10

Keywords: Matrimonial property, 50-50 division rule

JEL Classification: C0, K3

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Date posted: July 11, 2009  

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Quah, Euston and Yao, Shuntian, Divorce and Matrimonial Property: Why Number of Divorce Cases Grows When Families Become Wealthier? (February 2009). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1431727 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1431727

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Euston Quah
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) ( email )
S3 B2-A28 Nanyang Avenue
Singapore, 639798
Singapore
Shuntian Yao (Contact Author)
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) - Centre for Research in Financial Services (CREFS) ( email )
Nanyang Avenue
Division of Applied Economics
Singapore 639798
Singapore
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