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Longitudinal Study: HILDA
Title: Marriage Breakdown in Australia: The Social Correlates of Separation and Divorce
Authors: Baxter, Janeen 
Hewitt, B 
Western, M 
Publication Date: Jun-2005
Pages: 163-183
Keywords: Gender
Marriage breakdown
Abstract: Marriage breakdown through separation and divorce is a pervasive feature of Australian society. But little research investigates the social factors associated with marital breakdown in Australia. This study builds on and extends Australian research by using survival analysis models to examine patterns of association among temporal, life-course, attitudinal and economic factors associated with marital breakdown. Using data from the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey, we find marital breakdown in Australia is socially patterned in similar ways to other Western countries. But our findings point to several directions for future research into marriage breakdown in Australia, and we identify certain unique features of Australian marriage breakdown that warrant a more detailed investigation, such as the relationship between ethnic origin and the risk of marital breakdown.
Keywords: Relationships -- Divorce; Relationships; Relationships -- Separation
Research collection: Journal Articles
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