By Hans-Jürgen Andress, Dina Hummelsheim

ISBN-10: 1848441932

ISBN-13: 9781848441934

In fresh many years the likelihood of divorce and separation between married and cohabiting has elevated considerably in such a lot eu nations. concentrating on either monetary and social points, this complete quantity explores the implications of partnership dissolution on the person point. The participants use own features, houses of the partnerships and the institutional context to give an explanation for coping behaviours. The booklet contains studies on 8 international locations, that have tentatively been categorised as: 'the male breadwinner' (Belgium, Germany), 'the twin earner', (Denmark, Finland and Sweden), 'the marketplace' (Great Britain) and 'the relations version' (Spain and Greece).It additionally includes 4 cross-national comparative experiences addressing the broader affects of divorce together with labour strength participation, residential mobility and housing, family source of revenue, and poverty and way of life deprivation. Complimented via the editors' authoritative creation, this well timed examine will turn out valuable to graduate scholars and researchers attracted to the economics and sociology of the relatives. felony and public coverage practitioners also will locate the e-book an insightful addition to the present literature.

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S (2001) comparison of women’s employment in South Korea and Taiwan; and Cooke (2003) on Eastern and Western Germany). However, this type of research framing limits even more the number of countries that can be included in the analysis. Conceptualization and measurements of institutional contexts 33 Macro–Micro Analysis Country typologies As a result of the limited information that can be obtained from a comparison of a few countries and the lack of systematic rules for comparison, several typologies have been attempted which identify similarities and differences in institutional contexts among countries.

1997) demonstrated variation among countries in employment-related policies which do not entirely correspond to existing typologies of welfare regimes or gender relations. They categorized countries by the level of support they provide for working women and found higher support for women in Sweden than in Norway – two social-democratic countries. In their study of women’s employment patterns and their economic consequences, Stier et al. ’s (1997) division of countries according to the level of support they provide for working mothers, and suggested a more elaborated way to capture country variation between welfare regimes as well as within them.

Unfortunately, such detailed information is not always available, and we have to use retrospective surveys of separated individuals or cross-sectional data that compare presently divorced or separated individuals with continuously married couples. Mainly for pragmatic reasons, we have decided to focus on the experiences of the adult members (husbands and wives, men and women) of these married and cohabiting couples. Obviously, this decision excludes one important subgroup: the children of the separating couples, who are no less affected by partnership dissolution than are the adults.

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