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Crime and partnership

Study paper no. 19
working paper - publication Michael Svarer
ISBN 978-87-90199-11-1
UDGIVET AF The University Press of Southern Denmark, on behalf of the ROCKWOOL Foundation Research Unit

The study reported in this paper tests whether being convicted of a crime affects a person’s marriage market outcomes. While it is relatively well documented that offending is damaging in terms of reduced future income, there has been little systematic analysis of the association between crime and the marriage market. This paper exploits a detailed Danish register-based data set to fill this gap in the literature.

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