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‘A Diamond is Forever’ and Other Fairy Tales: The Relationship between Wedding Expenses and Marriage Duration


Andrew M. Francis


Emory University - Department of Economics

Hugo M. Mialon


Emory University - Department of Economics

September 15, 2014


Abstract:     
In this paper, we evaluate the association between wedding spending and marriage duration using data from a survey of over 3,000 ever-married persons in the United States. Controlling for a number of demographic and relationship characteristics, we find evidence that marriage duration is inversely associated with spending on the engagement ring and wedding ceremony.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 17

Keywords: wedding expenses, engagement ring, marriage duration, divorce

JEL Classification: J12, Z1, D1


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Date posted: September 27, 2014  

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Francis, Andrew M. and Mialon, Hugo M., ‘A Diamond is Forever’ and Other Fairy Tales: The Relationship between Wedding Expenses and Marriage Duration (September 15, 2014). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2501480 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2501480

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Andrew M. Francis
Emory University - Department of Economics ( email )
1602 Fishburne Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322
United States
Hugo M. Mialon (Contact Author)
Emory University - Department of Economics ( email )
1602 Fishburne Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322
United States
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