The demographic situation in France

The Fig Leaf of Economic Theory

Céline Bessière  By the same author

      Sibylle Gollac  By the same author

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For those interested in the mechanisms of conjugal separation, the article by Cécile Bourreau-Dubois and Myriam Doriat-Duban, based on purely theoretical concepts of orthodox economics, may appear somewhat disconnected from reality. The authors ask, for example, whether divorce is an exogenous risk – a random event independent of the will of the partners – or endogenous – tied to the partners’ (…)