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La vie sexuelle après une rupture conjugale. Les femmes et la contrainte de l'âge


  • Nathalie Beltzer
  • Michel Bozon


Most research on the period following divorce focuses on repartnering. This paper, which uses data from the 2001 ANRS-KABP AIDS survey, looks into a phase prior to repartnering : the pursuit of sexual and dating relationships. Among the persons aged 25 to 54 who had experienced a conjugal separation in the previous five years, four in five had had at least one new sexual partner who, in half of all cases, was already in a relationship with someone else. Men find a first new partner, followed by a second, more quickly than women. Moreover, women over 35 find a new partner less quickly and less often than women under 35. The duration of the previous partnership thus appears to be a handicap for women, while this is not the case for men.

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  • Nathalie Beltzer & Michel Bozon, 2006. "La vie sexuelle après une rupture conjugale. Les femmes et la contrainte de l'âge," Population (french edition), Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED), vol. 61(4), pages 535-551.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:popine:popu_604_0535

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