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

@article{FrancisTan2014ADI,
  title={‘A Diamond is Forever’ and Other Fairy Tales: The Relationship between Wedding Expenses and Marriage Duration},
  author={Andrew Francis-Tan and Hugo M. Mialon},
  journal={Labor: Demographics & Economics of the Family eJournal},
  year={2014}
}
  • Andrew Francis-Tan, Hugo M. Mialon
  • Published 2014
  • Economics
  • Labor: Demographics & Economics of the Family eJournal
  • type="main" xml:id="ecin12206-abs-0001"> In this study, we evaluate the association between wedding spending and marriage duration using data from a survey of more than 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 . ( JEL J12, Z1, D1) 
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