Repartnering: the relevance of parenthood and gender to cohabitation and remarriage among the formerly married
UNSPECIFIED (1999) Repartnering: the relevance of parenthood and gender to cohabitation and remarriage among the formerly married. In: Annual Meeting of the British-Society-for-Population-Studies, ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND, SEP, 1996. Published in: BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 50 (3). pp. 443-465.Full text not available from this repository.
This paper is an exploratory:, analysis of the impact of current and anticipated parenthood on cohabitation:and remarriage among those formerly living in marriage-type relationships. The focus on children is embedded within a broader analysis of repartnering which takes account of other factors, including gender. Quantitative and qualitative analyses are used, with a multivariate analysis:sis of repartnering patterns, using data from the General Household Survey, being complemented by in-depth interview data examining the attitudes of the formerly married to future relationships. The paper demonstrates that parenthood has a statistically significant effect on the likelihood of formerly married women repartnering, with a higher number of children being associated with a lower probability: of repartnering. The presence of children can work against repartnering in a variety of ways. Children place demands on their parents and carl deter or object to potential partners. Parents may see their parental role as more important than, and a barrier to, new relationships. However, mothers are typically looking for partners for themselves rather than fathers for their children. Among formerly married people without children, the desire to become a parent encourages repartnering. The paper concludes that parenthood should be a key consideration in analyses of repartnering.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY|
|Number of Pages:||23|
|Page Range:||pp. 443-465|
|Title of Event:||Annual Meeting of the British-Society-for-Population-Studies|
|Location of Event:||ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND|
|Date(s) of Event:||SEP, 1996|
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