Brengt werken echtscheiding dichterbij? De invloed van economische onafhankelijkheid op de echtscheidingskans van vrouwen geboren in de periode 1903-1937


  • Fokkema,Tineke
  • Liefbroer,Aart C.


DOMESTIC relations


Women's increased economic independence is often regarded as a major factor influencing the rise of divorce that has been occurring since the sixties. Due to the rise of female labour-force participation and educational attainment, the benefits of the traditional gender division within marriage and the negative financial consequences of a divorce have declined. Women's employment may also upset traditional martital role expectations and increase stress and marital conflict. Contrary to other countries, however, so far virtually no empirical support for this independence hypothesis has been found in the Netherlands. In this study, the independence hypothesis is tested among women born between 1903 and 1937. The results of multivariate analyses confirm the independence hypothesis: both a high educational level and labour-force employment significantly increase the likelihood of divorce for 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.)

Biografieën auteurs


Liefbroer,Aart C.