Title

Temporal Differences in Remarriage Timing: Comparing Divorce and Widowhood

Keywords

divorce, event-history models, remarriage, widowhood

Abstract

This article examines the tempo of remarriage among individuals whose first marriages ended in divorce and individuals whose first marriages ended in spousal death. Drawing on event-history models, the results suggest that divorced individuals remarry quicker than individuals whose first marriage ended in spousal death. Interestingly, results also indicate that this relationship is moderated by both gender and parity, suggesting that demographic and life course factors can impede or encourage postmarital union formation.

Original Publication Citation

Spencer L. James and Kevin Shafer. 2012. “Temporal Differences in Remarriage Timing: comparing Divorce and Widowhood.” Journal of Divorce and Remarriage 53(7): 543-558.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2012-10-09

Publisher

Journal of Divorce and Remarriage

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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