Volume 17 - Article 21 | Pages 623-654

Residential mobility and migration of the separated

By Feijten Peteke, Maarten van Ham

Print this page  Send this article to a friend  Twitter

 

 
Date received:15 Aug 2006
Date published:20 Dec 2007
Word count:8541
Keywords:divorce, family dynamics, gender, hazard analysis, internal migration, longitudinal analysis, Netherlands, retrospective data, separation, spatial mobility
DOI:10.4054/DemRes.2007.17.21
 

Abstract

Separation is known to have a disruptive effect on the housing careers of those involved, mainly because a decrease in resources causes (temporary) downward moves on the housing ladder. Little is known about the geographies of the residential mobility behaviour of the separated.
Applying a hazard analysis to retrospective life-course data for the Netherlands, we investigate three hypotheses: individuals who experienced separation move more often than do steady singles and people in intact couple relationships, they are less likely to move over long distances, and they move more often to cities than people in intact couple relationships. The results show that separation leads to an increase in mobility, to moves over short distance for men with children, and to a prevalence of the city as a destination of moves.

Author's Affiliation

Feijten Peteke - Netherlands Institute for Social Research, Netherlands [Email]
Maarten van Ham - Delft University of Technology, Netherlands [Email]

Most recent similar articles in Demographic Research

» When one spouse has an affair, who is more likely to leave?
Volume 30 - Article 18    | Keywords: divorce, gender

» Register-based estimates of parents' coresidence in Sweden, 1969-2007
Volume 29 - Article 42    | Keywords: divorce, separation

» Family dynamics and housing: Conceptual issues and empirical findings
Volume 29 - Article 14    | Keywords: divorce, separation

» Educational Differences in Divorce in Japan
Volume 28 - Article 6    | Keywords: divorce, gender

» Divorce risk factors and their variation over time in Spain
Volume 24 - Article 31    | Keywords: divorce, separation

Articles

»Volume 17

 

Citations

 

 

Similar Articles

 

 

Jump to Article

Volume Page
Volume Article ID