De Graaf, P. M., & Kalmijn, M. (2003). Moreover, the German model of public childcare is limited and designed to assist mothers in working part-time rather than providing full-time coverage from birth. Demography, 36, 195–203. Leopold, T., & Kalmijn, M. (2016). Amato, P. R. (2000). Three main findings emerged from the analysis. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 43, 2589–2607. Quality of Life Research, 19, 231–241. My sample included 18,030 individuals initially observed in a marital union, 1,220 of whom divorced across the observation period (1984–2015). The aim of this study was to examine the gender‐specific association between childhood parental divorce and later incidence of stroke, while controlling for age, race ethnicity, socioeconomic status, health behaviors, diabetes, social support, marital status, mental health, and health care utilization. One potential reason for this is that many of these considerations allude to countervailing mechanisms that may offset each other when measuring average changes across the divorce process in a larger population male and female divorcees. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 53, 464–488. To avoid overcontrolling in postdivorce periods, I specified the controls for unemployment and health satisfaction as to account for endogenous selection into divorce but not for postdivorce changes in the outcomes. Veenhoven, R. (1996). Germany has been described as a typical male breadwinner state (Lewis 1992), in which policy encourages men’s work in the market and women’s work in the home. Divorce in Europe and the United States: Commonalities and differences across nations. Because of psychological stress and often poverty, physical health is the outcome of these results. Part of Springer Nature. The finding of a converging gender gap is in line with other studies showing that although the division of labor is mostly stable across the life course, key transitions such as parenthood, divorce, and retirement lead to substantial and permanent changes (Gupta 1999; Kühhirt 2012; Leopold and Skopek 2015). Lifeprints: New patterns of love and work for today’s women. Social Indicators Research, 37, 1–46. 45, No. CNEF variables with extended income information for the SOEP (SOEP Survey Paper No. (2007). Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 22, 455–476. Yet, extant studies of divorce effects on adults have predominantly focused on only one outcome or on a set of outcomes within one domain—most commonly, economic well-being or health. The divorce rate for a second marriage is between 60-67%. Financially, sexually, and socially, all aspects of individuality change for both men and women. The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories: Why Do People Believe Them? There were significant gender differences with respect to receptivity to remarriage among those who had undergone a gray divorce. Divorce laws, especially in Western societies, have generally moved from laws based on an explicitly gendered marriage contract to more liberalized laws that are gender neutral. Bröckel, M., & Andress, H.-J. Although many people who have divorced twice continue to marry again, the success rates are not in their favor. By Nicole H. Sodoma. (Jul., 1996), pp. Vogt Yuan, A. S. (2014). It is well documented that women experience more stress than do men prior to the decision to divorce, but that women experience less stress, and better adjustment in general, than do men after divorce. In subsequent years, women’s incomes recovered to reduce the resulting average gender gap from more than 11,000 Euros to approximately 6,500 Euros of equivalized annual household income (all income listed in 2011 values). Women, for example, may initially feel deprived when comparing their predivorce and postdivorce incomes but then adjust their frame of reference over time. I assessed divorce effects relative to all observations in a marital union (i.e., the divorce sample’s observations in the reference period and the control sample’s continued observations in a marital union). Respondents from the control sample did not enter into the estimation of divorce effects, but they contributed to identifying the effects of the control variables. These measures jointly represented the effect of time on the outcome measures, allowing me to study changes before and after divorce. gender differences in post-divorce economic well-being. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13524-018-0667-6, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13524-018-0667-6, Over 10 million scientific documents at your fingertips, Not logged in The sole ground for getting a divorce in Germany is disruption of a conjugal relationship beyond the point of restoration. Housing Studies, 29, 910–936. Mulder, C. H., & Wagner, M. (2010). First, observations from the control sample enabled me to better account for time-changing heterogeneity (e.g., age and period effects on the outcome measures) given that a much larger set of panel observations was available to estimate these effects. Moreover, women’s disproportionate losses in these objective measures of economic status were permanent. Average marginal effects are shown for fixed values of the divorce indicators. The gender gap is narrowing among younger adults, as 12.9% of the American women aged between 18 and 24 have cheated, compared to 15.9% of their male peers. Moving after separation: The role of location-specific capital. However, results regarding men’s greater vulnerability to the adverse effects of divorce on health and well-being outcomes are not consistent. Obesity Research, 10, 809–815. Cooke, L. P. (2006). Gender Differences in the Consequences of Divorce: A Study of Multiple Outcomes Abstract. Social Indicators Research, 112, 497–527. Understanding Gender Differences 3 Understanding Gender Differences in Children’s Adjustment to Divorce: Implications for School Counselors There is ample evidence that divorce can have adverse effects on children’s well being (O’Connor, Hetherington, … I analyzed data from 32 waves (1984 until 2015) of the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP), one of the world’s largest and longest-running household panel studies. Their former husbands, in contrast, may even improve their standard of living in postdivorce years. For this year, linear probability models estimated a sixfold increase from a predivorce risk of approximately 7 % to almost 45 %. Unspecified and Other may ostensibly appear synonymous, but there is quite a distinction in terms of diagnostic application. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 14, 33–46. According to the liberation hypothesis (Kalmijn and Broese van Groenou 2005), divorce promotes social integration in these areas because it terminates the dyadic withdrawal of couples. Article My aim was to offer a comprehensive view of gender differences in the consequences of divorce in terms of women’s and men’s year-to-year changes in multiple outcomes. Peterson (1996) quantified the resulting gender gap for the United States, estimating a 27 % decline among women and a 10 % increase among men in their standard of living. Second, a medium-term view on multiple outcomes showed more similarity than differences between women and men. Gender differences in unrealistic optimism about marriage and divorce: are men more optimistic and women more realistic? The relationship between mortality and time since divorce, widowhood or remarriage in Norway. All rights reserved. Gender differences in divorce adjustment. One explanation for these differences relates to gendered health benefits of marriage: because men experience greater health gains from marriage, divorce puts them at a higher risk of health declines and mortality. Bennett, N. G. (2017). American Sociological Review, 64, 794–812. The results on changes in model fit for each outcome are summarized in Table S7, Online Resource 1. Life course transitions and housework: Marriage, parenthood, and time on housework. The gender gap in loneliness narrowed over the next years, although increases in men’s levels remained significantly larger than changes in women’s levels in the medium term. Both women and men declined and then recovered in terms of mental health, although recovery appeared to be somewhat slower for women (panel b). Women’s and men’s frequency of visits to relatives remained constant throughout the study period (panel e, Fig. 2011), disproportionate declines in satisfaction with family life (Leopold and Kalmijn 2016), higher dissatisfaction with custodial arrangements (Bauserman 2012; Sheets and Braver 1996), and greater feelings of loneliness and social isolation (Dykstra and Fokkema 2007). I consider a total of 20 outcomes: (1) four economic outcomes covering objective and subjective aspects of economic status; (2) four housing and domestic outcomes covering residential moves, homeownership, and subjective and objective aspects of domestic work; (3) six health and well-being outcomes covering measures of mental health, physical health, general well-being, and health behaviors; and (4) six social outcomes covering objective aspects (union status, parenting status, and the frequency of visits to friends and relatives) and subjective aspects (satisfaction with family life and feelings of loneliness). Here's the answer: A 2000 paper published in American Law and Economics Review by Margaret F. Brinig and Douglas W. Allen reported data (Table 1, … Explanations for these gender inequalities highlight four risk factors for women (Bröckel and Andress 2015; Holden and Smock 1991): (1) higher economic need and restricted earning capacities in the presence of children; (2) insufficient child maintenance; (3) disproportionate loss of income, which is often not fully compensated by spousal maintenance; and (4) human capital deficits resulting from gender specialization in the division of labor during marriage. Differential effects of divorce on social integration. 2007). Men are also at greater risk for physical health problems such as heart attacks and stroke. This large window of closely spaced observations allowed me to study gender differences across the divorce process. Regularly, I am asked the question of whether our firm, Sodoma Law, represents more men or more women in divorce, support and custody cases. When both spouses agree to a divorce, they can apply for a divorce after an obligatory year of separation. This restriction concentrated the analysis on the typical age range of divorce, and it reduced age heterogeneity in the life course profiles of the outcome measures. After divorce, women experience disproportionate declines in household income (de Vaus et al. Regularly, I am asked the question of whether our firm, Sodoma Law, represents more men or more women in divorce, support and custody cases. Signs of Major Depression Subtypes: Psychotic Features, Signs of Major Depression Subtypes: Seasonal Onset, Signs of Major Depression Subtypes: Introduction, Improving Diagnostic Accuracy: 1 Disorder Generating Another, Improving Diagnostic Accuracy: Other and Unspecified, Part 2. Women experience more financial distress after the divorce. Research by social psychologists suggests hypotheses about gender differences in the impact of parental divorce on the decisions to work and to … In the UK, Norway and South Korea, divorce rates more than tripled. 1992). These physical health problems can range from the common cold to heart conditions and even cancer. Panel a illustrates the scope of postdivorce gender inequality in equivalized household income. 1, panel d). 2011). 2 (housing and domestic outcomes), Fig. Gender and the short-run economic consequences of marital disruption. Given that divorce constitutes a major life course risk of losing homeownership, a number of housing studies have examined gender inequality in this risk. To assess changes across the divorce process, I modeled all outcomes as linear functions of time before and after divorce. 2015; Smock 1994) and standard of living (Bianchi et al. Role demands in the lives of employed single mothers with preschoolers. Women have less physical health problems than men in the beginning of their divorce. S. (1999). A form of identity is lost during divorce. A. As noted, Germany is an interesting setting to examine gender differences in the consequences of divorce because it has long represented an ideal type of a male breadwinner state. The economic consequences of divorce in six OECD countries (Research Report No. 2017). 2013; Hazelrigg and Hardy 1999; Schwarze et al. This tendency of returning to predivorce levels after some years, alleviating gender differences in the process, is considered to be a universal force that does not differ by gender except for specific circumstances, such as unemployment (Clark et al. Berlin, Germany: DIW Berlin. This research seeks to more systematically address gender differences than previous studies have done. European Sociological Review, 28, 565–582. Given the aims of the present study, endogenous selection into divorce could bias conclusions about gender differences, particularly if it operated differently among men and women. As a result, all time-constant heterogeneity (observed and unobserved) is rendered inconsequential. Three main findings emerged from the analysis. University of Amsterdam, Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, 1018, WV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, You can also search for this author in Although the process of repartnering was faster in men, average gender differences in the chances of repartnering remained small. Horwitz, A. V., & Davies, L. (1994). Gender Differences in the Association between Parental Divorce during Childhood and Stroke in Adulthood: Findings from a Population-Based Survey Esme Fuller-Thomson and Angela D. Dalton International Journal of Stroke 2012 10 : 6 , 868-875 Dykstra, P. A., & Fokkema, T. (2007). Self-rated health and changes in self-rated health as predictors of mortality: First evidence from German Panel data (DIW Discussion Papers No. The use of multiple outcomes in stress research: A case study of gender differences in responses to marital dissolution. His and her divorce: The gendered nature of divorce and its determinants. Women have less physical health problems than men in the beginning of their divorce. Still, because Israeli society is ori- ented toward democracy and egalitarianism (in conflict with religious ), Wohnen und gender. I used the following restrictions to define the sample accordingly. Bauserman, R. (2012). To break collinearity between the divorce indicators and the controls, I included age and period in categorical form, each capturing change across 4-year intervals. https://doi.org/10.4054/DemRes.2017.36.12. The quality of American life: Perceptions, evaluations, and satisfactions. A re-evaluation of the economic consequences of divorce. Housing Studies, 27, 839–852. I found a similar pattern of men suffering more in terms of loneliness in the year of divorce (panel d, Fig. 4 (social outcomes) illustrate change in all 20 outcome measures across the divorce process separately for women (black curves) and men (gray curves). One line of research in this area has asked whether men … In the United States, the UK, Australia, and other liberal societies with less institutional support for the male breadwinner model, gender differences in the economic consequences of divorce may be smaller. Third, people with fewer meeting opportunities are less likely to repartner, and women may be disadvantaged in terms of meeting opportunities in contexts such as the workplace (De Graaf and Kalmijn 2003). The divorce rate for a third marriage increases to roughly 70%. Preventive Medicine, 20, 306–315. Feijten, P., & Mulder, C. H. (2010). In these domains, several studies have reported that men were The social context of earnings, employment, and satisfaction. In this study, I examined gender differences in the consequences of divorce by tracing annual change in 20 outcome measures covering four domains: economic, housing and domestic, health and well-being, and social. By Nicole H. Sodoma. Although the gender gaps in household income and risk of poverty narrowed somewhat over time, differences between women and men remained substantial. First, a medium-term view on multiple outcomes yielded an overall picture of similarity, rather than differences, between women and men. European Journal of Population, 29, 417–444. Alcohol disorders in young adulthood: Effects of transitions into adult roles. Women’s lower chances of repartnering (Wu and Schimmele 2005) and responsibilities as a single parent may further impede their path to economic recovery. A recent comparative study indicated that in Germany, short-term effects are larger than medium-term effects: women’s incomes recovered in the years after divorce (de Vaus et al. Journal of Divorce, 5(3), 19–36. Because my analysis uses data from West Germany, it is important to understand specific historical, legal, and societal aspects of divorce. The same pattern was observed for women’s larger declines in satisfaction with household income, suggesting that gender differences in the consequences of divorce are generally larger in the short term than in the medium term. The latter might apply particularly to men who endorse traditional gender role attitudes. The economic consequences of divorce in Germany: What has changed since the turn of the millennium? Annual Review of Sociology, 36, 139–157. First, men were more vulnerable to short-term consequences of divorce for subjective measures of well-being, but postdivorce adaptation alleviated gender differences in these outcomes. Holden, K. C., & Smock, P. J. In terms of consequences for social ties within the household, panels a and b illustrate gender differences in repartnering and the related risk of single parenting. Skopek, J., Schmitz, A., & Blossfeld, H.-P. (2011). Sbarra, D. A., Law, R. W., & Portley, R. M. (2011). Correspondence to These gendered shifts in economic status were also reflected in the second outcome measure indicating the probability of crossing the poverty line (i.e., having less than 60 % of year-specific median household income; panel b of Fig. Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between body mass index and marriage-related factors. Two studies (n = 497) examine gender differences in "unrealistic optimism" in beliefs of marriage using a Taiwanese population. The study showed no major gender differences in the consequences of divorce, although effects on women appeared to be more strongly mediated by changes in resources. I used data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) and fixed-effects panel regression models on a sample of N = 18,030 individuals initially observed in a marital union, N = 1,220 of whom divorced across the observation period (1984–2015). Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 40, 111–125. Although studies have focused more on the reverse direction of this relationship (i.e., how gender roles in the home affect the risk of divorce), some have addressed the effects of divorce on the performance of housework. I allowed for variation in the effects of time, captured by a set of dummy variables designating five periods: (1) 5 to 3 years before divorce (reference period), (2) 2 to 1 years before divorce, (3) year of divorce, (4) 1 to 2 years after divorce, and (5) 3 to 5 years after divorce. Since often times women have custody of the children, they are responsible for more of the household and family expenses than men. 2010). Bianchi, S. M., Subaiya, L., & Kahn, J. R. (1999). Although women recovered in subsequent years, their poverty risk remained above 25 % even several years after divorce. Social Science & Medicine, 75, 2267–2274. Marital status and happiness: A 17-nation study. Healing from a divorce is like healing from any other sort of loss. (1997). In the final period studied (3 to 5 years after divorce), approximately 40 % of men and slightly less than 40 % of women were living with a partner. Childbirth and the long-term division of labour within couples: How do substitution, bargaining power, and norms affect parents’ time allocation in West Germany? 4). Upon their first observation in the panel, respondents who went on to divorce were younger, less educated, more often living with children, more often unemployed, and in slightly worse health than the control sample of those who stayed married. Sometimes, symptoms "owned" by one disorder evolve to be a separate, concurrent condition. How did women and men experience these changes subjectively? However, predivorce differences between the divorce sample and the control sample may reflect selection into divorce (e.g., unhappier, poorer, and unhealthier individuals being more likely to separate) as well as the influence of impending divorce given that divorce is most commonly experienced as a process rather than as a sudden event. To obtain a fuller picture, an analyst has to piece together evidence from a large literature that varies in terms of sampling frames, longitudinal scope, methods of analysis, and the societal and historical context from which the data were drawn. Taking economic, housing and domestic, health and well-being, and social outcomes into account, men were more vulnerable to short-term effects on subjective measures of well-being, but women experienced medium-term disadvantages in objective economic status. Women may also face a higher risk of losing homeownership and “falling down the housing ladder” (Dewilde 2008). The decline of substance use in young adulthood: Changes in social activities, roles, and beliefs. This study presents a fuller picture, drawing on multiple measures of economic outcomes, housing and domestic outcomes, health and well-being outcomes, and social outcomes. Research has shown that these concerns may be warranted given that the effects of job loss on well-being were found to be stronger for men than for women (Leopold et al. Similar results were found for the German context of the present study: Andress and Bröckel (2007) found that women’s household incomes 1 year after divorce amounted to only two-thirds of those of their former husbands. (2012). Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies. Moreover, these losses are not easily compensated for given that interaction partners as well as social settings allowing to form new ties are not readily available to many divorcees. Large differences of more than 20 percentage points were found for smoking behavior, with respondents from the divorce sample smoking more often than their counterparts who stayed married. Marital disruption and depression in a community sample. Mental health, stress, and poor health behaviors in two community samples. The divorce sample included respondents (1) who were initially observed sharing a household in a marital union, (2) who divorced across the observation period, and (3) for whom the year of divorce could be determined by consecutive observations in the panel. A second theme involves the chances of repartnering after divorce, commonly found to be higher among men. Gender differences in domestic well-being . Given the time dependency of divorce effects, I controlled for life course profiles (changes with age) and the periodic profiles (changes across calendar years) of the outcomes. The Balance of the Sexes in Divorce: Gender Differences and Parity. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 38, 21–37. In the Netherlands, for example, 70 % of men and 50 % of women repartnered in the first 10 years after divorce (De Graaf and Kalmijn 2003). Social Science Research, 36, 447–468. Third, I found large gender differences for a few of the 20 outcome measures. In this study, I examined gender differences in the consequences of divorce by tracing annual change in 20... Introduction. 4). Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 37, 339–349. When actively dealing with divorce, men are more likely to use action rather than words to express their feelings. For example, Dutch women were more likely to leave the shared household in the absence of children, but the reverse was true in the presence of children (Feijten and Mulder 2010; Mulder and Wagner 2012). Moreover, during the stage of widowhood, gender differences are increased as well. The resulting gender convergence in housework time was permanent, although a large gap remained in postdivorce years. Jeffery, R. W., & Rick, A. M. (2002). Study 2 Stack, S., & Eshleman, J. R. (1998). Comparative Population Studies, 40, 277–312. How Midlife Crisis Symptoms Differ Based on Gender Share PINTEREST Email Print laflor/E+/Getty Images Love and Romance. Our website services, content, and products are for informational purposes only. European Sociological Review, 21, 59–71. The focus of this article is the difference between the midlife crisis experience for men and women. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. Wallerstein, J. S. (1986). A third theme comprises the consequences of divorce for social integration beyond the ties to partners and children. For the German setting of the present study, high levels of gender specialization and low levels of women’s labor force participation may contribute to these differences. Is divorce more painful when couples have children? To address this source of bias, I added two time-varying controls to my models. Social Forces, 73, 243–262. It must be acknowledged, felt, and grieved for as long as the time is needed. Umberson, D., Crosnoe, R., & Reczek, C. (2010). Dorion, D., & Mendolia, S. (2012). According to an article in the American Sociological Review, ‘The Effect of Marriage and Divorce on Women’s Economic Well-Being’, women do not completely recover from their financial loss due to divorce until they remarry. Homeownership in later life—Does divorce matter? Journal of Marriage and Family, 69, 500–512. Divorce effects, and gender differences therein, extend into various spheres, including changes in economic status, health and well-being, domestic arrangements, and social relationships. An analysis of Dutch data supported the isolation hypothesis in most interaction domains, although contact with friends increased for women and particularly for men (Kalmijn and Broese van Groenou 2005). Because a divorce often occurred several years after initial observation in a marital union, this condition implied that people who dropped out of the SOEP and people who entered the SOEP in more recent years were underrepresented in the divorce sample, relative to the control sample. First, few studies have examined whether women’s economic strain is chronic. Noncustodial parents—usually fathers—face the challenge of maintaining contact with their children (Vogt Yuan 2014). Third, the key domain in which large and persistent gender differences emerged were women’s disproportionate losses in household income and … Journal of Marriage and the Family, 62, 1269–1287. Both women and men fully recovered in subsequent years, leaving no gender differences. Second, the results found for medium-term adaptation eliminating initial gender differences might at least partly reflect selective attrition. Convergence or continuity? Dewilde, C., & Stier, H. (2014). Finally, both women and men changed little in their smoking and drinking habits (panels e and f). Mulder, C. H., & Malmberg, G. (2011). Furthermore, future divorcees showed lower mental health and similar physical health and body mass index (BMI) compared with those who would stay married. Although these results alleviate some of the concerns associated with selective attrition, respondents who dropped out shortly before or after a divorce are underrepresented in my sample. 2013). Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 44, 327–340. The benefits of keeping a control sample were twofold. Berlin: German Institute for Economic Research. In view of this inconsistency, review articles have concluded that no compelling evidence exists to substantiate the claim that following a divorce, women are generally better off in terms of health and subjective well-being (Amato 2000; Amato and James 2010). (1994). In the control sample, no adjustment was made. Clark, A. 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