Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/126462
Authors: 
Brewer, Mike
Nandi, Alita
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
ISER Working Paper Series 2014-30
Abstract: 
We assess comprehensively how incomes, employment, housing, mental health and life satisfaction change following a partnership dissolution, using data from 18 waves of BHPS. We confirm that women and children see living standards decline by more than men, on average, upon separation, but find that the fall in living standards is much greater for those women and children formally in high-income households; it is also high for older women with non-dependent children. We find that mental health and life satisfaction decline around separation, but both return quickly to pre-split levels at rates which are little related to post- split circumstances.
Subjects: 
British Household Panel Study
partnership dissolution
separation
divorce
GHQ
living standards
mental health
JEL: 
I32
J12
K36
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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