Gender and Re-partnering after Divorce in Four Central European and Baltic Countries

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Title:Gender and Re-partnering after Divorce in Four Central European and Baltic Countries
Creators:
Maslauskaitė, Aušra; amaslauskaite at ktl dot mii dot lt
Baublytė, Marė; m dot baublytė at smf dot vdu dot lt
Journal or Publication Title:
Czech Sociological Review, 51, 6, pp. 1023-1047
Uncontrolled Keywords:re-partnering, divorce, gender culture, Central European countries, Baltic countries

Abstract

This article analyses the demographic and social determinants of repartnering after divorce in four Baltic and Central European transition countries (Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, and Hungary), which, despite their common transition paths after the 1990s, developed distinct political economies and have different gender and family cultures. The article explores how the re-partnering chances of divorced women and men are shaped by the social divisions of gender, parenthood, age, and education within various transition- society contexts. In general, the findings support the argument about the relevance and mediating role of the societal context in the process of re-partnering. Although we found an overall gender disadvantage in re-partnering across all countries, in more traditional contexts, parenthood undermines the chances of re-partnering for women but not for men. The negative effect of older age for re-partnering after divorce is almost universal for men, but is context-sensitive for women. Education does not affect women’s chances of re-partnering, but it does play a significant role in the attractiveness of men in more traditional settings. The analysis is based on the partnership and parenthood histories recorded in the Generations and Gender Survey.

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Title:Gender and Re-partnering after Divorce in Four Central European and Baltic Countries
Creators:
Maslauskaitė, Aušra; amaslauskaite at ktl dot mii dot lt
Baublytė, Marė; m dot baublytė at smf dot vdu dot lt
Uncontrolled Keywords:re-partnering, divorce, gender culture, Central European countries, Baltic countries
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions:Humanities and Social Sciences > 7. Section of Social and Economic Sciences > Institute of Sociology > Czech sociological review (Sociologický časopis)
Journal or Publication Title:Czech Sociological Review
Volume:51
Number:6
Page Range:pp. 1023-1047
ISSN:0038-0288
Publisher:Institute of Sociology AS CR
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ID Code:8553
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:22 Jan 2016 16:24
Last Modified:22 Jan 2016 15:24

Citation

Maslauskaitė, Aušra; Baublytė, Marė (2015) Gender and Re-partnering after Divorce in Four Central European and Baltic Countries. Czech Sociological Review, 51 (6). pp. 1023-1047. ISSN 0038-0288

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