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Abstract : Alimony or spousal support is a transfer of income between spouses intended mainly to reduce inequality in living standards following a divorce. Economic analysis provides two justifications for maintaining it in societies where women are now less financially dependent on their husbands and fault is no longer a decisive factor in divorce: the efficiency of marriage and the prevention of opportunism. It also provides some theoretical justifications for the methods used to calculate it.
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Cécile Bourreau-Dubois, Myriam Doriat-Duban. Alimony. Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, 2018, ⟨10.1007/978-1-4614-7883-6_680-1⟩. ⟨hal-01792577⟩



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