The impact of job loss on family dissolution. Marital transitions, marital beliefs, and mental health. This view of women bearing the highest burden of divorce and requiring more public and private support than their ex-partners is partly based on solid evidence. volume 55, pages769–797(2018)Cite this article. Evidence for other countries, such as the UK and Sweden, also did not point to major gender differences in the risk of moving out after separation (Feijten and Mulder 2010; Mulder and Malmberg 2011). Hewitt, B., Haynes, M., & Baxter, J. With regard to gender differences, rates of attrition were nearly identical for men and women. Gender differences in unrealistic optimism about marriage and divorce: are men more optimistic and women more realistic? Clark, A. E., Diener, E., Georgellis, Y., & Lucas, R. E. (2008). Social Science Research, 36, 447–468. Bennett, N. G. (2017). Gender Differences in the Consequences of Divorce: A Study of Multiple Outcomes,, 2013). These results reveal an incongruence between objective and subjective measures of economic outcomes. To obtain a fuller picture, an analyst has to piece together evidence from a large literature that varies in terms of sampling frames, longitudinal scope, methods of analysis, and the societal and historical context from which the data were drawn. However, the German welfare state provides for those with financial need, potentially facilitating women’s economic recovery and alleviating the negative association between divorce and homeownership (Dewilde and Stier 2014). 2012; Stack and Eshleman 1998), higher risk of adopting bad health habits (Umberson 1992), elevated mortality (Berntsen and Kravdal 2012; Sbarra et al. As we see in the chart, for many countries divorce rates increased markedly between the 1970s and 1990s. Although these results alleviate some of the concerns associated with selective attrition, respondents who dropped out shortly before or after a divorce are underrepresented in my sample. The quality of American life: Perceptions, evaluations, and satisfactions. University of Amsterdam, Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, 1018, WV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, You can also search for this author in Lewis, J. Obesity Research, 10, 809–815. Last medically reviewed on August 7, 2017, Psych Central is proud to host a number of weekly podcasts on a variety of mental health and topics relating to mental illness. A re-evaluation of the economic consequences of divorce. For example, if the age effect on subjective well-being is negative, an uncontrolled model could overestimate initial drops and underestimate subsequent adaptation. The suicide risk for an unmarried man is 39 percent higher than that of a married man. Aseltine, R. H., & Kessler, R. C. (1993). Divorce effects, and gender differences therein, extend into various spheres, including changes in economic status, health and well-being, domestic arrangements, and social relationships. However, results regarding men’s greater vulnerability to the adverse effects of divorce on health and well-being outcomes are not consistent. (Jul., 1996), pp. To the extent that routine housework can be considered an onerous activity, these findings suggest that women experience a moderate relief in this domain, whereas men’s domestic well-being is more strongly, and more negatively, affected. 3 (health and well-being outcomes), and Fig. Regularly, I am asked the question of whether our firm, Sodoma Law, represents more men or more women in divorce, support and custody cases.