Essays on Education, Policy, and Household Formation

Essays on Education, Policy, and Household Formation

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In the final essay, my co-author and I estimate the impact of the introduction of no fault divorce laws on divorce rates. In order to deal with the problems of law endogeneity and unobserved state heterogeneity, we employ a new method in which we use only data from counties that border adjacent states. We find no evidence of any long-term increase in divorce associated with the passage of these laws. This means that the Coase Theorem-predicting the ability of parties to compensate each other within contracts in response to law changes-holds in equilibrium.Participating schools must submit studentsa#39; transcripts; the UC system administrators then determine the top 4 percent of students ... year Each secondary school district determines how class rank will be calculated The Texas school or school district from which the ... of the 12th grade, or at high school graduation, whichever is most recent at the application deadline Nature of Admission A UC campus, anbsp;...

Title:Essays on Education, Policy, and Household Formation
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008


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