Session 5:
The Impact of Economic Recession on Family Behavior

Thursday, May 3
8:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Imperial Ballroom B
Ballroom Level

Chair: Anne Winkler, University of Missouri - St. Louis
Discussant: Elizabeth Peters, Urban Institute
Discussant: Robert D. Plotnick, University of Washington

  1. Recession and Divorce in the United States: Economic Conditions and the Odds of Divorce, 2007-2009Philip N. Cohen, University of Maryland

  2. Are All Recessions the Same? Husband’s Job Loss and Wives’ Labor Force Participation during Economic DownturnsKristin Smith, University of New Hampshire; Marybeth J. Mattingly, University of New Hampshire

  3. The Great Recession, Job Loss, and Fertility: Evidence from North CarolinaElizabeth O. Ananat, Duke University; Christina M. Gibson-Davis, Duke University; Anna Gassman-Pines, Duke University

  4. Marital Disruption during the Great Recession: Divorce Filings in Five U.S. StatesJulie E. Brines, University of Washington; Brian J. Serafini, University of Washington

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