Department of Economics and Business Economics

Crime and Partnerships

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  • School of Economics and Management
This paper tests whether being convicted of a crime affects marriage market
outcomes. While it is relatively well documented that crime hurts in terms of
reduced future income, there has been little systematic analysis on the association
between crime and marriage market outcomes. This paper exploits a detailed Danish
register-based data set to fill this gap in the literature. The main findings are that
male convicts do not face lower transition rates into partnerships as such, but they
face a lower chance of forming partnerships with females from more well-o¤ families.
In addition males who are convicted face a significantly higher dissolution risk than
their law abiding counterparts.
Original languageEnglish
Place of publicationAarhus
PublisherInstitut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet
Number of pages33
Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Research areas

  • Crime, Marriage, Divorce

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