University of Innsbruck, Austria, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of Economics, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Applied microeconometrics, population economics, labor economics, and health economics
PhD Economics, University of Linz, 2007
“The effect of joint custody on family outcomes.” Journal of the European Economic Association 11:2 (2013): 278–315.
“Assortative mating and divorce: Evidence from Austrian register data.” Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society) 176:4 (2013): 907–929 (with W. Frimmel and R. Winter-Ebmer).
“Can pro-marriage policies work? An analysis of marginal marriages.” Demography 51:4 (2014): 1357–1359 (with W. Frimmel and R. Winter-Ebmer).
Joint child custody laws affect not only divorced families but intact families as wellMartin Halla, May 2015Custody laws governing living arrangements for children following their parents’ divorce have changed dramatically since the 1970s. Traditionally, one parent—usually the mother—was assigned sole custody of the child. Today, many divorced parents continue to share parental rights and responsibilities through joint custody arrangements. While joint custody laws have improved the situation of divorced fathers, recent empirical research has documented intended and unintended consequences of joint custody laws for families in such areas as family formation, labor force participation, suicide, domestic violence, and child outcomes.MoreLess