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Lena Edlund

Rohini Pande

Divorce Associated with Emergence of Political Gender Gap, Say Economics Professors Edlund and Pande

Research by Columbia economics professors Lena Edlund and Rohini Pande suggests that increased divorce among middle-class Americans is associated with the growth of the political gender gap. After divorce, research shows men's per capita income often returns to levels above the mean, while women's per capita income is more likely to drop below the mean, lending to "soccer moms" support of Clinton in the 1990s.

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Shot: May 01, 2002
Published: Jun 07, 2002
Last modified:Jan 29, 2004