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When Marriage Ends

When Marriage Ends

Economic and Social Consequences of Partnership Dissolution

Edited by Hans-Jürgen Andreß and Dina Hummelsheim

In recent decades the probability of divorce and separation among married and cohabiting couples has increased significantly in most European countries. Focusing on both economic and social aspects, this comprehensive volume explores the consequences of partnership dissolution at the individual level. The contributors use personal characteristics, properties of the partnerships and the institutional context to explain coping behaviours.

Introduction: Economic and Social consequences of partnership dissolution - what dowe know and what are we looking for?

Hans-Jürgen Andress and Dina Hummelsheim

Subjects: development studies, family and gender policy, economics and finance, welfare economics, social policy and sociology, comparative social policy, economics of social policy, family and gender policy


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