Lone Mothers’ Repartnering Trajectories and Health : Does the Welfare Context Matter ?

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_4F63ED6DC4D8
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Lone Mothers’ Repartnering Trajectories and Health : Does the Welfare Context Matter ?
Périodique
LIVES Working Papers
Auteur(s)
Recksiedler Claudia, Bernardi Laura
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
01/06/2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Pages
1-24
Langue
anglais
Résumé
This paper examines the relationship between lone mothers’ repartnering trajectories and health in three distinct welfare contexts: the dual-earner, market-oriented, and general family policy model. Inspired by the resources and the crisis model, we apply mixture modelling for event-history analysis to the Harmonized Histories data. We uncover six distinct repartnering trajectories that vary with respect to the timing, type, and stability of higher-order unions for different cohorts of lone mothers. The few associations between repartnering trajectories and health differ systematically and significantly by welfare context. Lone mothers with some, yet unstable repartnering, reported better health in market-oriented contexts, compared to those living in general and dual-earner contexts. Market-oriented contexts were also those where unstable repartnering was more frequent. Overall, findings suggest that a less-generous welfare may encourage unstable, temporary repartnering out of economic need, while welfare contexts with more comprehensive family support allow for more stable repartnering choices.
Mots-clé
Family policy, Health disparities, Lone mothers, Repartnering, Welfare states
Création de la notice
19/09/2018 16:28
Dernière modification de la notice
20/08/2019 14:05
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