Volume 20 - Article 4 | Pages 11-36

Rising marital disruption in Italy and its correlates

By Daniele Vignoli, Irene Ferro

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Date received:01 Apr 2008
Date published:27 Jan 2009
Word count:6083
Keywords:correlates to marital disruption, event history analysis, Italy
DOI:10.4054/DemRes.2009.20.4
 

Abstract

Most of our knowledge on divorce pertains to the USA and northern Europe, while demographic studies from southern Europe are relatively scarce. Our study looks at this knowledge gap through an analysis of the correlates of marital instability in Italy. We use the 2003 Italian Gender and Generation Survey, which reveals recent trends in marital disruption, including those among relatively young cohorts, and we employ event history techniques. Our results show that besides the expected correlation between marital disruption and the women’s birth cohort and socio-economic status, other factors more closely linked to specific aspects of Italian society can also be identified.

Author's Affiliation

Daniele Vignoli - Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy [Email]
Irene Ferro - Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy [Email]

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