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Type Journal Article - International Review of Law and Economics
Title Effect of joint custody laws on children's future labor market outcomes
Volume 43
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
Page numbers 22-31
URL https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/57608/1/MPRA_paper_57608.pdf
In a joint custody regime, both parents are given equal preference by the court while
granting the custodial rights of their children in the event of divorce. Using 50 years of
census data for the United States’ population, I show that growing up in a joint custody
regime leads to lower educational attainment and worse labor market outcomes. My
results are robust to different model specifications and apply to both males and females.

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