Transitions in partnership and parental status, gender, and political and civic participation

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_595B2FD07300
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Transitions in partnership and parental status, gender, and political and civic participation
Périodique
European Sociological Review
Auteur(s)
Voorpostel M., Coffé H.
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
02/2012
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
28
Numéro
1
Pages
28-42
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Participation research has documented the effect of partner and parenthood status, thereby ignoring the dynamic aspect of status changes. Based on theoretical insights on changes in political resources and interest, this study looks at partnership and parenthood as dynamic characteristics. Using data from the Swiss Household Panel (SHP), it examines to what extent important life-cycle transitions in partnership and parental status influence various forms of political and civic participation and whether they affect men and women's participation differently. Our regression analyses reveal that particularly the entry into separation or divorce is a main key point driving change in political and civic participation. Its effect is also highly gendered. Following separation, women participate less in voting, whereas men's participation rates are not affected in a negative way. Separation even increases men's level of anticipated activism. Children entering or leaving the household do not seem to represent key points of change in political and civic participation of the couple. Yet, the transition to having school-aged children significantly increases some types of participation, at least for women.
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