Repartnering After Union Dissolution in Later Life

Repartnering After Union Dissolution in Later Life

Repartnering After Union Dissolution in Later Life

Repartnering After Union Dissolution in Later Lifes

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Référence bibliographique [19477]

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.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs

Intentions :
«This study provides a national portrait of repartnering among Canadians who experienced union dissolution at age 45 and older.» (p. 1014)

2. Méthode

Échantillon/Matériau :
«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.

Instruments :

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé

«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)