The determinants of marital stability: a comparative analysis of first and higher-order marriages.

@article{Lehrer1996TheDO,
  title={The determinants of marital stability: a comparative analysis of first and higher-order marriages.},
  author={Evelyn L. Lehrer},
  journal={Research in population economics},
  year={1996},
  volume={8},
  pages={91-121}
}
"This study examines similarities and differences in the determinants of stability for first marriages and remarriages. Focusing primarily on the role of investments in marriage-specific human capital, the paper develops several hypotheses about the effects of children from the current marriage, children from previous unions, and home-production skills. The empirical results, based on white and black respondents from the 1982 [U.S.] National Survey of Family Growth, are generally consistent… CONTINUE READING

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