Inefficient Dissolutions as a Consequence of Public Goods: The Case of No-Fault Divorce

  title={Inefficient Dissolutions as a Consequence of Public Goods: The Case of No-Fault Divorce},
  author={Martin Zelder},
  journal={The Journal of Legal Studies},
  pages={503 - 520}
  • Martin Zelder
  • Published 1 June 1993
  • Economics
  • The Journal of Legal Studies
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