Volume 19 - Article 57 | Pages 1913-1934
Repartnering after marital dissolution: Does context play a role?
|Date received:||05 May 2008|
|Date published:||25 Nov 2008|
|Keywords:||Italy, North-South gradient, repartnering, separation|
This paper examines in depth the determinants of repartnering in Italy. With data from a national survey conducted in 2003, the effects of socio-economic, demographic and contextual characteristics on second-union formation among separated women are examined. The analysis is of particular interest in a country such as Italy, which is undergoing a transition from traditional to modern family behaviours. In addition, it allows us to verify the hypothesis that the importance of demographic factors in the repartnering process decreases as marital instability becomes more common. Results of event history analysis models confirm the basic hypothesis and show some unexpected effects.
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