Publications with the keyword "divorce"


Mencarini, L and Meroni, E. C. and Pronzato, C.
Leaving mum alone? The effect of divorce on leaving home decisions
European Population Conference 2010, European Association for Population Studies, 2010,
divorce parental home young adults
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There is a growing literature considering the relationship between parental divorce and children’s life-course patterns. However, there is no general consensus on whether a parental separation accelerates or postpones the family formation of their children. The aim of this paper is to add to this literature by analyzing the effect of divorce on the timing of leaving the parental home of young adults (i.e. the children of the divorced parents). The analysis touches on several important issues, many of which are related to self selection. Apart from providing descriptive findings using the recent Gender and Generations Survey (GGS), we assess the extent to which the associations are masked by selection effects. The first selection effect concerns the fact that children of divorced parents may have different background characteristics (for example, poorer family background) that make them in any case leave the parental home at a different rate? Two key questions arises in this setting: First, do children of divorced parents develop different characteristics that also make them more “unstable” in the marriage and labour market, which in turn make them leave the parental home a different rate? Secondly: do children of divorced people leave parental home at a different rate because the mother (with whom the children normally stay with following a divorce) would be alone at home in case they leave?
Jaschinski, I.
Der Übergang in eine nacheheliche Partnerschaft: eine vergleichende Analyse zwischen Männern und Frauen auf Basis des deutschen Generations and Gender Surveys // Re-partnering after divorce in Germany: a comparison between men and women based on analysis with the Generations and Gender Survey
MPIDR Working Paper, 2009
nacheheliche paarbildung trennung scheidung ereignisanalyse // post-divorce re-partnering re-partnering separation divorce event history
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Due to continuous high marital dissolution rates, re-partnering becomes increasingly a regular life course experience. However, only few empirical studies have addressed the topic of re-partnering after divorce. This analysis uses data from the Generations and Gender Survey (GGS) conducted in 2005 to study patterns of post-divorce union formation in Germany. Particular attention is given to potential gender differences. Surprisingly, the empirical investigation shows no major gender differences in re-partnering rates. High education increases re-partnering rates for both sexes. There is, however, a gender difference how age at divorce determines re-partnering behavior. While women who are older at divorce experience a rather low rate of re-partnering, we do not find such a clear pattern for their male counterparts. (Key words: post-divorce re-partnering, re-partnering, separation, divorce, event history). Zusammenfassung Angesichts kontinuierlich hoher Scheidungszahlen werden nacheheliche Beziehungen zu regelmäßigen Lebensereignissen innerhalb der Partnerschaftsbiografie. Allerdings existieren relativ wenige Studien zu den Determinanten nachehelichen Zusammenlebens. In diesem Beitrag werden die Daten des Generations und Gender Survey (GGS) aus dem Jahr 2005 verwendet, um einen Einblick in das nacheheliche Partnerschaftsverhalten in Deutschland zu gewinnen. Dabei steht im Fokus der Betrachtung, welche wesentlichen Einflussfaktoren diesen Prozess der Paarbildung bestimmen und welche Unterschiede es zwischen Männern und Frauen gibt. Überraschenderweise zeigen die Ergebnisse, dass es kaum Geschlechterunterschiede in den Übergangsraten in eine nacheheliche Partnerschaft gibt. Vom Bildungsniveau geht sowohl für Männer als auch für Frauen ein positiver Effekt auf die Übergangsrate in eine nacheheliche Partnerschaft aus. Das Scheidungsalter hat insbesondere bei Frauen einen negativen Einfluss auf die „Verpartnerungsrate“.

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