Relationship Dissolution

Hewitt, Belinda and Baxter, Janeen (2015). Relationship Dissolution. In Genevieve Heard and Dharmalingam Arunachalam (Ed.), Family Formation in 21st Century Australia (pp. 77-99) Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-94-017-9279-0_5

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Author Hewitt, Belinda
Baxter, Janeen
Title of chapter Relationship Dissolution
Title of book Family Formation in 21st Century Australia
Place of Publication Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2015
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1007/978-94-017-9279-0_5
ISBN 9789401792783
9789401792790
Editor Genevieve Heard
Dharmalingam Arunachalam
Chapter number 5
Start page 77
End page 99
Total pages 23
Total chapters 11
Language eng
Subjects 3300 Social Sciences
Abstract/Summary This chapter provides an overview of recent trends in divorce and relationship dissolution in Australian society. It commences by describing historical and contemporary trends in marriage dissolution using Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data. These data offer little insight into the dissolution of cohabiting relationships. To fill this gap we use unit record data from the first 10 waves of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey to compare and contrast the stability of marital compared to cohabiting relationships since 1995. Next we examine the consequences of marital and cohabiting relationship dissolution for income and health outcomes for men and women. We conclude with a brief discussion of the extent to which unstable marriages have been replaced by cohabitation.
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This chapter provides an overview of recent trends in divorce and relationship dissolution in Australian society. It commences by describing historical and contemporary trends in marriage dissolution using Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data. These data offer little insight into the dissolution of cohabiting relationships. To fill this gap we use unit record data from the first 10 waves of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey to compare and contrast the stability of marital compared to cohabiting relationships since 1995. Next we examine the consequences of marital and cohabiting relationship dissolution for income and health outcomes for men and women. We conclude with a brief discussion of the extent to which unstable marriages have been replaced by cohabitation.
Keyword Divorce
Cohabitation
Health
Income
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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