This paper investigates the long-run cointegration relationship between housing priceand divorce in China using panel data for 31 provinces over the period 1997-2015.We find that housing price and divorce have the long-run cointegrated relationshipin the full samples, in the short run, housing price has a positive effect on divorce inthe whole country, particularly the Eastern region. For the long run, the reverse effectis discovered in the full sample and Eastern region. These results are robust once weuse the residential housing price as an alternative variable. Our finding suggests thatthe government should take the short-run housing price regulation to slowdown thedivorce rate.
Zheng, Mingbo; Chen, Yin E; Feng, Gen-Fu; Wen, Jun; and Chang, Chun-Ping
"DIVORCE AND HOUSING PRICE IN 31 PROVINCES OF CHINA,"
Bulletin of Monetary Economics and Banking: Vol. 21:
2, Article 7.
Available at: https://bulletin.bmeb-bi.org/bmeb/vol21/iss2/7