Volume 23 - Article 10 | Pages 257–292  

A review of the antecedents of union dissolution

By Torkild Lyngstad, Marika Jalovaara


The question of what factors contribute to the stability of coresidential partnerships has attracted the attention of many social scientists. This study summarizes recent research on the determinants of union dissolution within a set of substantive themes. Special emphasis is placed on the past two decades of research. European as well as American contributions are considered.

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