Female Labor Supply Response to Alimony: Evidence from Massachusetts

  title={Female Labor Supply Response to Alimony: Evidence from Massachusetts},
  author={Anjali P. Verma},
  • Anjali P. Verma
  • Published 5 August 2021
This paper studies the labor supply response of women to changes in expected alimony. Using an alimony law change in the US that significantly reduced the post-divorce alimony support among women, I first show that this led to an increase in divorce probability. Second, consistent with the theoretical prediction from a simple model of labor supply, the reform led to an increase in the female labor force participation, with a larger increase among ever-married and more educated samples of women… 


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