Publication
Title
Female labour force participation after divorce : how employment histories matter
Author
Abstract
This article focuses on the labour market decisions of divorced women, surrounding the time of the factual separation. We build on earlier research, but explicitly distinguish between homemakers and unemployed women. Using retrospective data gathered from a sample of 1251 Flemish women from the Divorce in Flanders project (DiF 20092010), we performed anticipation-controlled event-history analysis to estimate the probability of an employment increase around the time of separation. We find that: (a) women were twice as likely to increase their employment for a short period of time after the separation, (b) there was an increasingly negative relationship between employment intensity at the time of separation and the probability of increasing employment immediately afterwards, and (c) observed differences between homemakers and unemployed women were likely due to compositional differences at the time of separation.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of family and economic issues. - New York
Publication
New York : 2019
ISSN
1058-0476
Volume/pages
40 :2 (2019) , p. 180-193
ISI
000467658200004
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
Project info
Families in transition, transition in families (FiTTiF).
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Subject
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 15.11.2018
Last edited 28.08.2021
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