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The determinants of repartnering in mid-life in the United Kingdom

The determinants of repartnering in mid-life in the United Kingdom
The determinants of repartnering in mid-life in the United Kingdom
Repartnering is steadily turning into a common life experience for many as more and more enter a second or higher-order co-residential union. While most remarry during the prime childbearing years, a non-negligible proportion does so in mid-life. For instance, in England and Wales, more than one fourth of those born in 1945 who had remarried by age 65 entered a second marriage between ages 45 and 65. However, little is known about remarriage and repartnering in mid- life and about whether the determinants of repartnering change over the life course. For instance, the role of children - such as their presence, age and number - in repartnering in mid- life is not well understood. The aim of this study is to investigate the determinants of co-residential repartnering in mid-life after a partnership dissolution for two groups: those who experienced a partnership break-up before age 45 (group 1) and those who experienced a partnership break-up between ages 45 and 65 (group 2). It uses data from the first wave of the United Kingdom Household Longitudinal Study, which collected data on current and previous co-residential partnerships, including on cohabitation, marriage and civil partnerships. It also provides information on the presence and age of children, socio-economic status and physical health. In a first step of the analysis, life table techniques will be used to investigate the time to repartnering for several subgroups. In a second step, event history models will be used to investigate the determinants of repartnering in mid-life. By specifically focussing on repartnering in mid-life, this study will improve our understanding of the determinants of forming co-residential partnerships in older ages.
Demey, Dieter
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Berrington, Ann
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Evandrou, Maria
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Falkingham, Jane
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Demey, Dieter
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Demey, Dieter, Berrington, Ann, Evandrou, Maria and Falkingham, Jane (2014) The determinants of repartnering in mid-life in the United Kingdom. European Population Conference, Budapest, Hungary. 24 - 27 Jun 2014.

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Abstract

Repartnering is steadily turning into a common life experience for many as more and more enter a second or higher-order co-residential union. While most remarry during the prime childbearing years, a non-negligible proportion does so in mid-life. For instance, in England and Wales, more than one fourth of those born in 1945 who had remarried by age 65 entered a second marriage between ages 45 and 65. However, little is known about remarriage and repartnering in mid- life and about whether the determinants of repartnering change over the life course. For instance, the role of children - such as their presence, age and number - in repartnering in mid- life is not well understood. The aim of this study is to investigate the determinants of co-residential repartnering in mid-life after a partnership dissolution for two groups: those who experienced a partnership break-up before age 45 (group 1) and those who experienced a partnership break-up between ages 45 and 65 (group 2). It uses data from the first wave of the United Kingdom Household Longitudinal Study, which collected data on current and previous co-residential partnerships, including on cohabitation, marriage and civil partnerships. It also provides information on the presence and age of children, socio-economic status and physical health. In a first step of the analysis, life table techniques will be used to investigate the time to repartnering for several subgroups. In a second step, event history models will be used to investigate the determinants of repartnering in mid-life. By specifically focussing on repartnering in mid-life, this study will improve our understanding of the determinants of forming co-residential partnerships in older ages.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 26 June 2014
Venue - Dates: European Population Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 2014-06-24 - 2014-06-27
Organisations: Social Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 366425
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/366425
PURE UUID: e2e5cafe-356d-4fd9-837c-3ca8e9d87f5f
ORCID for Ann Berrington: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1683-6668
ORCID for Maria Evandrou: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2115-9358
ORCID for Jane Falkingham: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7135-5875

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Date deposited: 30 Jun 2014 11:48
Last modified: 09 Nov 2021 03:13

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Author: Dieter Demey
Author: Ann Berrington ORCID iD
Author: Maria Evandrou ORCID iD
Author: Jane Falkingham ORCID iD

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