The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between housing costs and divorce rate using data from a set of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries over the period of 1990-2014. Applying panel fixed-effects and the fully modified ordinary least square (FMOLS) estimation methods, our results suggest that a 10% increase in the housing costs increases divorce rate about 1.5% in the sample countries. The findings also indicate that social globalization has a positive and significant relationship with divorce rate in the MENA countries.
Topics in Middle Eastern and North African Economies, electronic journal, Volume 18, Middle East Economic Association and Loyola University Chicago, May, 2016, http://www.luc.edu/orgs/meea/
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