Marriage Duration and Divorce: The Seven-Year Itch or a Lifelong Itch?

@article{Kulu2013MarriageDA,
  title={Marriage Duration and Divorce: The Seven-Year Itch or a Lifelong Itch?},
  author={Hill Kulu},
  journal={Demography},
  year={2013},
  volume={51},
  pages={881-893}
}
  • H. Kulu
  • Published 4 February 2014
  • Economics
  • Demography
Previous studies have shown that the risk of divorce is low during the first months of marriage; it then increases, reaches a maximum, and thereafter begins to decline. Some researchers consider this pattern consistent with the notion of a “seven-year itch,” while others argue that the rising-falling pattern of divorce risk is a consequence of misspecification of longitudinal models because of omitted covariates or unobserved heterogeneity. The aim of this study is to investigate the causes of… 
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