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

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_E1BBAE6A54E4
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Etude de cas (case report): rapporte une observation et la commente brièvement.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Lone Mothers' Repartnering Trajectories and Health: Does the Welfare Context Matter?
Périodique
Journal of Family Issues
Auteur(s)
Recksiedler Claudia, Bernardi Laura
ISSN
0192-513X
1552-5481
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
12/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
40
Numéro
17
Pages
2582-2604
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Abstract
We examined the relationship between lone mothers’ repartnering and
health in three welfare contexts: the dual-earner, market-oriented, and
general family policy model. Drawing on the resources and crisis models,
we applied mixture modeling for spell data of the Harmonized Histories
data set. We uncovered six distinct repartnering trajectories that varied
regarding the timing, type, and stability of higher-order unions for different
cohorts of lone mothers. Unstable repartnering was more frequent in
market-oriented contexts, while contexts with more comprehensive
family support fostered more stable repartnering. Although repartnering
trajectories were overall not associated with health, these associations
differed by welfare context. Mothers experiencing repartnering, though
unstable, reported enjoying better health if living in market-oriented
contexts rather than in general or dual-earner contexts. Altogether, our
findings suggest that even if higher financial needs in less-generous welfare
may translate in more unstable repartnering histories, this seems to have
positive spillover effects on mothers’ health.
Mots-clé
Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
Web of science
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