Temporal Differences in Remarriage Timing: Comparing Divorce and Widowhood
divorce, event-history models, remarriage, widowhood
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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
James, Spencer L. and Shafer, Kevin, "Temporal Differences in Remarriage Timing: Comparing Divorce and Widowhood" (2012). All Faculty Publications. 2642.
Journal of Divorce and Remarriage
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 53:543–558, 2012 Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC