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Divorced in a flash: the effect of the administrative divorce option on marital stability in the Netherlands / Jan Kabátek (Melbourne Institute, ARC Life Course Centre, University of Melbourne, IZA, CentER, Tilburg University and Netspar) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserKabátek, Jan
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, February 2019
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 12150
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-181669 
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Zusammenfassung (Englisch)

Administrative divorce is an optional divorce procedure which allows couples to bypass the court system and dissolve their marriages in a streamlined, uncontested process. The lack of court involvement renders the administrative divorce faster and less expensive than the conventional divorce. In this paper, I investigate whether the administrative divorce option affected the stability of marriages in the Netherlands. Leveraging the ban of the procedure in 2009, I show that the divorce risks were 11.6% higher under the legal regime which allowed for administrative divorce. This effect is causal, and it exhibits considerable heterogeneity, being stronger among dual-earner couples, native couples, and couples living in rural regions.