Research Institute for Sociology, University of Cologne, Greinstrasse 2, D - 50939 Cologne, Germany.
Union Dissolution and Mobility: Who Moves From the Family Home After Separation?
Article first published online: 29 SEP 2010
Copyright © National Council on Family Relations, 2010
Journal of Marriage and Family
Volume 72, Issue 5, pages 1263–1273, October 2010
How to Cite
Mulder, C. H. and Wagner, M. (2010), Union Dissolution and Mobility: Who Moves From the Family Home After Separation?. Journal of Marriage and Family, 72: 1263–1273. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-3737.2010.00763.x
- Issue published online: 29 SEP 2010
- Article first published online: 29 SEP 2010
- adult outcomes;
- logistic regression
We investigate which partner of a 2-gender couple moves out after separation. We test hypotheses on the impact of differences between the partners in the costs of moving out and resources, using data from the Divorce in the Netherlands survey (N = 1,537 ex-couples who separated between 1972 and 1998). Ex-partners initiating the separation were more likely to leave, as were those for whom a new partnership was a reason for the separation. An ex-partner with custody of children was less likely to leave, as was an ex-partner with more resources. A woman was less likely to leave when the joint children no longer lived at home or when the partnership had been longer lasting.