How inflation impacted lower marriages in Israel

A nice paper looking at how inflation impacts things like marriages.

At the end of the 1970’s and the beginning of the 1980’s inflation in Israel exceeded 100 per cent. Using the twenty per cent samples of the 1972, 1983, 1995 and 2008 Israeli Census we show that inflation had a substantial negative effect on the decision to marry. More specifically, we show that high inflation influenced marriage by creating economic uncertainty. Without the episode of high inflation the decline in marriage would have been delayed for several years. We also show that there were educational differences in the effect of inflation on marriage formation.

Not getting into details due to lack of time.

But this is something which India’s policymakers might not mind…

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