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

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Date received:14 Jun 2010
Date published:01 Feb 2011
Word count:7096
Keywords:determinants, educational differences, event history analysis, gender differences, 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 - Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy [Email]
Daniele Vignoli - Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy [Email]

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