Women Who Remain Divorced: The Long-term Economic Consequences
Social Science Quarterly (university Of Texas Press)
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.
Stirling, Kate J.. 1989. "Women Who Remain Divorced: The Long-Term Economic Consequences." Social Science Quarterly (university Of Texas Press) 70(3): 549-561.