Title

Women Who Remain Divorced: The Long-term Economic Consequences

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-1989

Publication Title

Social Science Quarterly (university Of Texas Press)

Department

Economics

Abstract

This examination of the economic experiences of long-term divorced women finds that in the initial years of divorce economic well-being declines by more than 30 percent and remains at that same low level, a more serious decline than suggested in other studies. This study, unlike others, follows a cohort over time and uses the last three years of marriage as its basis for comparison. Changes in divorced women's economic behavior include increased labor force participation, but not further schooling.

Volume

70

Issue

3

pp.

549-561

ISSN

0038-4941

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