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Marital Splits and Income Changes: Evidence for Britain

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  • Sarah Jarvis
  • Stephen P. Jenkins

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The relationship between marital splits and personal income changes is of great relevance to social policy. The aim of this paper is to provide new longitudinal evidence for Britain about the relationship between marital splits and changes in personal economic well-being using data from the first four waves (1991-94) of the British Household Panel Survey. It finds that marital dissolution is associated with significant decreases in real income for separating wives and the children of separating couples, and that separating husbands do not fare as badly. The paper’s conclusions about the different experiences of separating husbands and separating wives and children echo those of earlier studies for the United States, Germany and Canada. This is interesting because of the diversity of labour markets and welfare states across these countries and suggests that outcomes may be linked to gender-related differences that are common across countries.

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Paper provided by UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in its series Innocenti Occasional Papers, Economic Policy Series with number iopeps97/26.

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Date of creation: 1997
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Handle: RePEc:ucf:iopeps:iopeps97/26

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Keywords: divorce; family income; family life; family relationships; social policy;

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  1. Sigve Tjøtta & Kjell Vaage, 2008. "Public transfers and marital dissolution," Journal of Population Economics, Springer, vol. 21(2), pages 419-437, April.
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  3. Lorenzo Cappellari & Stephen P. Jenkins, 2002. "Modelling Low Income Transitions," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 288, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
  4. John Flemming & John Micklewright, . "Income Distribution, Education Systems and Transition," Canadian International Labour Network Working Papers 43, McMaster University.
  5. Francesconi, Marco & Rainer, Helmut & van der Klaauw, Wilbert, 2008. "Unintended Consequences of Welfare Reform: The Case of Divorced Parents," IZA Discussion Papers 3891, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  6. Silvia Meggiolaro & Fausta Ongaro, 2008. "Repartnering after marital dissolution: Does context play a role?," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 19(57), pages 1913-1934, November.
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  8. Arnstein Aassve & Gianni Betti & Stefano Mazzuco & Letizia Mencarini, 2007. "Marital disruption and economic well-being: a comparative analysis," Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A, Royal Statistical Society, vol. 170(3), pages 781-799.
  9. Feijten Peteke & Maarten van Ham, 2007. "Residential mobility and migration of the separated," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 17(21), pages 623-654, December.
  10. Arnstein Aassve & Stefano Mazzuco & Letizia Mencarini, 2006. "An empirical investigation into the effect of childbearing on economic wellbeing in Europe," Statistical Methods and Applications, Springer, vol. 15(2), pages 209-227, August.
  11. Richard V. Burkhauser & Timothy M. Smeeding, 2000. "Microdata Panel Data and Public Policy: National and Cross-National Perspectives," Center for Policy Research Working Papers, Center for Policy Research, Maxwell School, Syracuse University 23, Center for Policy Research, Maxwell School, Syracuse University.

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