Inflation and Marriage in Israel

Journal of Family History, 2012, Forthcoming

16 Pages Posted: 11 Sep 2012 Last revised: 15 Apr 2015

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Jona Schellekens

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

David Gliksberg

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law

Date Written: March 1, 2012

Abstract

At the end of the 1970’s and the beginning of the 1980’s inflation in Israel exceeded 100 per cent. Using the twenty per cent samples of the 1972, 1983, 1995 and 2008 Israeli Census we show that inflation had a substantial negative effect on the decision to marry. More specifically, we show that high inflation influenced marriage by creating economic uncertainty. Without the episode of high inflation the decline in marriage would have been delayed for several years. We also show that there were educational differences in the effect of inflation on marriage formation.

Keywords: Inflation, Israel, Marriage

Suggested Citation

Schellekens, Jona and Gliksberg, David, Inflation and Marriage in Israel (March 1, 2012). Journal of Family History, 2012, Forthcoming . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2143715

Jona Schellekens

Hebrew University of Jerusalem ( email )

Mount Scopus
Jerusalem, IL Jerusalem 91905
Israel

David Gliksberg (Contact Author)

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law ( email )

Mount Scopus
Mount Scopus, IL 91905
Israel

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