Household income after separation: Does initiator status make a difference?

Hewitt, Belinda and Poortman, Anne-Rigt (2010). Household income after separation: Does initiator status make a difference?. In: Robert D. Mare and Sandra, L. Hofferth, Final Program and Abstracts. Population Association of America 2010 Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, (164-164). 15-17 April 2010.

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Author Hewitt, Belinda
Poortman, Anne-Rigt
Title of paper Household income after separation: Does initiator status make a difference?
Conference name Population Association of America 2010 Annual Meeting
Conference location Dallas, Texas
Conference dates 15-17 April 2010
Proceedings title Final Program and Abstracts
Place of Publication Silver Spring, MD, United States
Publisher Population Association of America
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Published abstract
Editor Robert D. Mare
Sandra, L. Hofferth
Start page 164
End page 164
Total pages 1
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This study investigated whether and to what extent taking the initiative to separate impacted on equivalised annual household income after separation. The analytic sample comprised 6,476 first marriages of men and women at wave 1 of the Household Income and Labor Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey who are followed over the subsequent 6 waves. Using mixed effect regression models, the results suggested there were no significant differences in equivalised annual household income for men or women who initiated separation relative to men or women who reported a partner or jointly initiated separation. Overall, men who remained married had significantly lower equivalized household income than those who separated. In contrast women who separated experienced a significant drop in their equivalised household income relative to women who remained married. These gender differences were significant. The findings are consistent with previous research indicating men’s equivalised household income increases and women’s decreases after separation.
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Additional Notes Topic 2: Marriage, Family, Households and Unions. Session 132: Separation and Divorce

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