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Divorce in Europe

New Insights in Trends, Causes and Consequences of Relation Break-ups

Editors: Mortelmans, Dimitri (Ed.)

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  • This open access book provides the latest on divorce trends including leveling off or decreasing divorce trends Includes new insights in consequences of divorce for adults, children and the larger family network
  • Discusses divorce risks of countries which show the highest divorce figures in Europe
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This open access book collects the major discussions in divorce research in Europe.  It starts with an understanding of divorce trends. Why was divorce increasing so rapidly throughout the US and Europe and do we see signs of a turn? Do cohabitation breakups influence divorce trends or is there a renewed stability on the partner market?

In terms of divorce risks, the book contains new insights on Eastern European countries. These post socialist countries have evolved dramatically since the fall of the Wall and at present they show the highest divorce figures in Europe. Also the influence of gender, and more specifically women’s education as a risk in divorce is examined cross nationally. The book also provides explanations for the negative gradient in female education effects on divorce.  It devotes three separate parts to new insights in the post-divorce effects of the life course event by among others looking at consequences for adults and children but also taking the larger family network into account. As such the book is of interest to demographers, sociologists, psychologists, family therapists, NGOs, and politicians.

“This wide-ranging volume details important trends in divorce in Europe that hold implications for understanding family dissolution causes and consequences throughout the world. Highly recommended for researchers and students everywhere.”


About the authors

Dimitri Mortelmans (1972) is Senior Full Professor in Sociology at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Antwerp (Belgium). He is head of the Centre for Population, Family and Health (CPFH). His research concentrates on family sociology and sociology of labour. He has published on divorce, new constituted families, gendered labour careers and work-life balance. He is also the main author of the Step in Statistics book series of which six volumes have been published (in Dutch). On qualitative methodology, he published the Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods and Qualitative Analysis with NVivo. In demography, he co-edited “Changing Family Dynamics and Demographic Evolution. The Family Kaleidoscope” and “Lone parenthood in the Life Course”. 

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-14

    Mortelmans, Dimitri

  • The Conceptual and Empirical Challenges of Estimating Trends in Union Stability: Have Unions Become More Stable in Britain?

    Pages 17-36

    Boertien, Diederik

  • On Increasing Divorce Risks

    Pages 37-61

    Wagner, Michael

  • Divorce Trends in Seven Countries Over the Long Transition from State Socialism: 1981–2004

    Pages 63-89

    Härkönen, Juho (et al.)

  • The Negative Female Educational Gradient of Union Dissolution: Towards an Explanation in Six European Countries

    Pages 93-122

    Damme, Maike

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Divorce in Europe
Book Subtitle
New Insights in Trends, Causes and Consequences of Relation Break-ups
Editors
  • Dimitri Mortelmans
Series Title
European Studies of Population
Series Volume
21
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-25838-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-25838-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-25837-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-25840-5
Series ISSN
1381-3579
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 370
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations
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