Things change: Womenâ€™s and menâ€™s marital disruption dynamics in Italy during a time of social transformations, 1970-2003
AbstractWe study womenâ€™s and menâ€™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 menâ€™s marital disruption risk appears as a change over time common to all educational groups, although with persisting educational differentials.
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Volume (Year): 24 (2011)
Issue (Month): 5 (February)
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determinants; educational differences; event history analysis; gender difference; Italy; marital disruption;
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- De Paola, Maria & Gioia, Francesca, 2013. "Does Patience Matter for Marriage Stability? Some Evidence from Italy," IZA Discussion Papers 7769, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- Anna Matysiak & Marta Styrc & Daniele Vignoli, 2011. "The changing educational gradient in marital disruption: A meta-analysis of European longitudinal research," Working Papers 45, Institute of Statistics and Demography, Warsaw School of Economics.
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