Depressiviteit en de economische gevolgen van echtscheiding voor vrouwen en mannen


  • Bracke,P.




Gender differences in the economic consequences of divorce are well known. Past research has shown that women bear a disproportionate burden. Furthermore, several studies find that the mental health consequences of marital dissolution are more severe for women. In this study we hypothesize that marital status differences in material and financial conditions can account for gender differences in depression among the divorced and separated. Data on 7.458 Belgian adults, aged 25 years and older, are used. The analyses show that both the economic and the relational consequences of marital dissolution have a more severe impact on women. Contrary to previous research these findings suggests that on both accounts marriage protects men more than women. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Mens en Maatschappij is the property of Amsterdam University Press and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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