Union formation and dissolution

Besides fertility, I have also worked on union dynamics. I investigated the process of diffusion of new family arrangements, such as cohabitation and childbearing within cohabitation. I have also studied the links between women’s socio-economic status and union disruption. In particular, I demonstrated a change in the educational gradient in union disruption in Nordic and Southern European countries (with M. Styrc and D. Vignoli) and provided evidence that the impact of women’s employment on divorce depends on the country context and in particular on the generosity of the state support toward families and single mothers.

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