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Title
Repartnering and (re)employment: strategies to cope with the economic consequences of partnership dissolution
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Abstract
The economic consequences of a partnership dissolution have been described consistently in the research literature. For women all studies indicate severe financial losses, whereas men do not experience income decreases to the same extent. This article focuses on the 2 main strategies to cope with the economic consequences of a separation: repartnering and (re)employment. Using the European Community Household Panel Study we analyzed a sample of 66,292 individuals observed in a relationship of whom 4,925 subsequently separated and assessed the (relative) effect of both strategies in a cross-national longitudinal perspective. Where men do not benefit financially from cohabiting with a new partner, repartnering proves to outweigh the benefits of reentering the labor force or increasing the working hours for most women. This especially applies to mothers.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of marriage and the family. - Minneapolis, Minn
Publication
Minneapolis, Minn : 2009
ISSN
0022-2445
Volume/pages
71:5(2009), p. 1271-1293
ISI
000272344500011
Full text (Publishers DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 19.05.2017
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