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A model to explore the link between the gender-gap reversal in education and relative divorce risks (version 1.5.0)

This model explores a social mechanism that links the reversal of the gender gap in education with changes in relative divorce risks.

Over the last decades, women’s average educational attainment has increased faster than men’s in many Western countries. As a consequence, today there are more highly educated women than men on the marriage market and the share of marriages in which the wife is more educated than the husband has increased. In the past, marriages in which the wife was more educated than the husband were more likely to end in divorce than marriages in which the husband was more educated, but this difference does not exist anymore in recent US marriage cohorts.

The model makes it possible to explore whether changes in relative divorce risks might result from changes in the availability of attractive marital alternatives for highly educated men and women, which were induced by the reversal of the gender gap in education. The model draws on empirical data that allow users to study this mechanism in 12 European countries.

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Release Notes

Version Submitter First published Last modified Status
1.5.0 André Grow Wed Sep 13 14:27:20 2017 Wed Sep 13 14:27:20 2017 Published
1.4.0 André Grow Fri May 19 06:33:47 2017 Fri May 19 06:33:47 2017 Published
1.3.0 André Grow Wed Mar 29 16:24:40 2017 Wed Mar 29 16:24:40 2017 Published
1.2.0 André Grow Thu Jun 30 18:54:27 2016 Thu Jun 30 18:54:27 2016 Published
1.1.0 André Grow Thu Jun 30 16:29:41 2016 Thu Jun 30 16:29:41 2016 Published
1.0.0 André Grow Thu Jun 30 16:21:53 2016 Thu Jun 30 16:21:53 2016 Published

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