Boyle P, Kulu H, Cooke T, Gayle V & Mulder CH (2008) Moving and Union Dissolution. Demography, 45 (1), pp. 209-222. https://doi.org/10.1353/dem.2008.0000
This paper examines the effect of migration and residential mobility on union dissolution among married and cohabiting couples. Moving is a stressful life event, and a large, multidisciplinary litera-ture has shown that family migration often benefits one partner (usually the man) more than the other. Even so, no study to date has examined the possible impact of within-nation geographical mobility on union dissolution. We base our longitudinal analysis on retrospective event-history data from Austria. Our results show that couples who move frequently have a significantly higher risk of union dissolu-tion, and we suggest a variety of mechanisms that may explain this.
Migration; Moving; Union Dissolution; Austrian Family and Fertility Survey (FFS); Families Austria; Austria Emigration; Married people Psychology; Couples Psychology
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