publication . Research . Article . 2016

Maternal Education, Divorce, and Changes in Economic Resources: Evidence from Germany

Liliya Leopold; Thomas Leopold;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlin
Abstract
This study investigated the effects of divorce on educational gaps in mothers’ economic resources. The results shed new light on two opposing theoretical positions that have informed research on social inequality in the consequences of divorce. Recent extensions of the “diverging destinies” perspective posit that divorce is more consequential among the disadvantaged than among the privileged. The notion of “divorce as an equalizer” posits the reverse. Based on data from the German SOEP, we estimated correlated random-effects models to examine educational gaps in divorce-related changes of mothers’ household income and risk of poverty. The results are inconsisten...
Subjects
free text keywords: ddc:330, Development economics, Disadvantaged, German, language.human_language, language, Maternal education, Social inequality, Equalizer, Poverty, Political science, Household income
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publication . Research . Article . 2016

Maternal Education, Divorce, and Changes in Economic Resources: Evidence from Germany

Liliya Leopold; Thomas Leopold;