Référence bibliographique 
Schimmele, Christoph M. et Wu, Zheng. 2016. «Repartnering After Union Dissolution in Later Life ». Journal of Marriage and Family, vol. 78, no 4, p. 1013-1031.
«This study provides a national portrait of repartnering among Canadians who experienced union dissolution at age 45 and older.» (p. 1014)
«In this study we used data from the 2007 Canadian General Social Survey, Cycle 21 (GSS-21), conducted by Statistics Canada. […] The final study sample included 3,848 women and 1,760 men (N =5,608), with a mean age of 71.6 for women and 67.2 for men.» (p. 1017) The analysis included two cultural variables: residing in Quebec and residing elsewhere in Canada.
Type de traitement des données :
«The empirical analysis offers several conclusions. First, union dissolution in middle and later life associates with a larger constraint on repartnering than it does at earlier stages in the life course. […] Second, there are life course differences in the choice of next union among those who repartner. […] In sum, cohabitation provides the benefits of marriage without its legal obligations, economic consolidation, or traditional gender roles. [...] Third, one of the central contributions of this study was our examination of how union exit status influences repartnering. […] Divorced respondents repartnered faster and in greater proportions than separated cohabitors and the widowed. […] Fourth, consistent with the concept of linked lives, prior fertility influences repartnering. Among women, having children decreases their chances of cohabitation and marriage. […] Fifth, our analysis demonstrates that the structural context of repartnering matters. Consistent with our expectations, there was a significant relationship between gender and repartnering. […] Our findings also demonstrate a relationship between culture and repartnering preferences. In Quebec, cohabitation is the preference when repartnering, in contrast to the pattern observed in the rest of Canada.» (p. 1027-1028)