Volume 24 - Article 5 | Pages 145-174

Things change: Women’s and men’s marital disruption dynamics in Italy during a time of social transformations, 1970-2003

By Silvana Salvini, Daniele Vignoli

Print this page  Send this article to a friend  Twitter

 

 
Date received:14 Jun 2010
Date published:01 Feb 2011
Word count:7096
Keywords:determinants, educational differences, event history analysis, gender difference, Italy, marital disruption
DOI:10.4054/DemRes.2011.24.5
 

Abstract

We study women’s and men’s marital disruption in Italy between 1970 and 2003. By applying an event-history analysis to the 2003 Italian variant of the Generations and Gender Survey we found that the spread of marital disruption started among middle-highly educated women. Then in recent years it appears that less educated women have also been able to dissolve their unhappy unions. Overall we can see the beginning of a reversed educational gradient from positive to negative. In contrast the trend in men’s marital disruption risk appears as a change over time common to all educational groups, although with persisting educational differentials.

Author's Affiliation

Silvana Salvini - University of Florence, Italy [Email]
Daniele Vignoli - University of Florence, Italy [Email]

Other articles by the same author/authors in Demographic Research

» Religion and union formation in Italy: Catholic precepts, social pressure, and tradition
Volume 31 - Article 35

» Towards a new understanding of cohabitation: Insights from focus group research across Europe and Australia
Volume 31 - Article 34

» Whose job instability affects the likelihood of becoming a parent in Italy? A tale of two partners
Volume 26 - Article 2

» Rising marital disruption in Italy and its correlates
Volume 20 - Article 4

» Fertility change in Egypt: From second to third birth
Volume 15 - Article 18

Most recent similar articles in Demographic Research

» Rising marital disruption in Italy and its correlates
Volume 20 - Article 4    | Keywords: event history analysis, Italy

» Rivalry, solidarity, and longevity among siblings: A life course approach to the impact of sibship composition and birth order on later life mortality risk, Antwerp (1846-1920)
Volume 31 - Article 38    | Keywords: event history analysis

» Religion and union formation in Italy: Catholic precepts, social pressure, and tradition
Volume 31 - Article 35    | Keywords: Italy

» Age-specific fertility by educational level in the Finnish male cohort born 1940‒1950
Volume 31 - Article 5    | Keywords: educational differences

» A note on computing average state occupation times
Volume 30 - Article 62    | Keywords: event history analysis