Publications with the keyword "event history"


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“.
Vikat, A. and Beets, G. and Billari, F. and Bühler, C. and Corijn, M. and Désesquelles, A. and Fokkema, T. and MacDonald, A. L. and Neyer, G. and Pailhé, A. and Pinnelli, A. and Solaz, A. and Spéder, Z.
Generations and Gender Survey : Towards a better understanding of relationships and processes in the life course
Demographic Research, 2007
economic activity event history family fertility gender generation household panel studies survey values
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The Generations and Gender Survey (GGS) is one of the two pillars of the Generations and Gender Programme designed to improve understanding of demographic and social development and of the factors that influence these developments. This article describes how the theoretical perspectives applied in the survey, the survey design and the questionnaire are related to this objective. The key features of the survey include panel design, multidisciplinarity, comparability, context-sensitivity, inter-generational and gender relationships. The survey applies the life course approach, focussing on the processes of childbearing, partnership dynamics, home leaving, and retiring. The selection of topics for data collection mainly follows the criterion of theoretically grounded relevance to explaining one or more of the mentioned processes. A large portion of the survey deals with economic aspects of life, such as economic activity, income, and economic well-being; a comparably large section is devoted to values and attitudes. Other domains covered by the survey include gender relationships, household composition and housing, residential mobility, social networks and private transfers, education, health, and public transfers. The third chapter of the article describes the motivations for their inclusion. The GGS questionnaire is designed for a face-to-face interview. It includes the core that each participating country needs to implement in full, and four optional sub-modules on nationality and ethnicity, on previous partners, on intentions of breaking up, and on housing, respectively. The participating countries are encouraged to include also the optional sub-modules to facilitate comparative research on these topics.

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