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Relationship breakdown and the economic welfare of Australian mothers and their children

Gray, Matthew; Chapman, Bruce


This paper provides estimates of the effects of divorce on the lifetime incomes of mothers. This is an issue that is not well explored in most countries, and has been essentially untouched empirically in the Australian context. The paper extends the existingliterature, which has generally focused on the short-term economic implications of divorce for mothers. Simulations are used to provide insights into the impact of divorce for a host of disparate circumstances. It is found that the relative...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Crawford School of Public Policy
Date published: 2007
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Access Rights: Open Access


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