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Journal Article

Recovery from divorce: comparing high and low income couples

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Publication date

Dec 2016

Summary

This article shows that divorce in the UK has different consequences for high and for low income households, and for men and for women. The opportunity to mitigate these consequences and to recover also differs across groups. Women in the highest income households before divorce suffer the largest and most persistent falls in their standard of living compared to those from the lowest income households, who recover quickly. Men increase their standard of living on divorce: low income men recover the most and recover fastest, partly driven by returning to live with their extended families. Across the income distribution, there is no evidence that women are more likely to remain in the marital home than men after divorce, with the majority of men and women moving house on divorce.

Published in

International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family

Volume and page numbers

30 , 338 -371

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/lawfam/ebw011

ISSN

16

Subjects

Households, Family Formation And Dissolution, Income Dynamics, Savings And Assets, Life Course Analysis, and Housing Market

Links

University of Essex, Albert Sloman Library Periodicals *restricted to University of Essex registered users* - http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1625956~S5

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