Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10620/16763
Longitudinal Study: HILDA
Title: Income and Separation
Authors: Norris, K 
Bradbury, B 
Publication Date: Dec-2005
Pages: 425-446
Keywords: Income support
Divorce
Income
marital Separation
Abstract: What factors are associated with marital separation? In particular, is there a ‘social class gradient’ for separation? This article addresses these questions using data from two large Australian longitudinal data sets. The main focus is on the association between income support status/family income and the probability of separation. We find that recipients of income support from government are more than twice as likely to separate as non-recipients of income support. De facto couples are more likely to separate than legally married couples, though separation rates within the de facto married population have more variation with income than among legally married couples. The relationship between separation and demographic and health characteristics is also explored and we find that couples where the husband has depressive symptoms are more likely to separate. The article concludes by discussing the potential explanations for the association between income and separation.
DOI: 10.1177/144078330505848
URL: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1440783305058480
Keywords: Finance -- Income (Salary and Wages); Finance
Research collection: Journal Articles
Appears in Collections:Journal Articles

Show full item record

Page view(s)

1,702
checked on Apr 1, 2023
Google icon

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.