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dc.contributor.authorKulu, Hill
dc.contributor.authorMikolai, Julia
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Michael
dc.contributor.authorVidal, Sergi
dc.contributor.authorSchnor, Christine
dc.contributor.authorWillaert, Didier
dc.contributor.authorVisser, Fieke
dc.contributor.authorMulder, Clara
dc.identifier.citationKulu , H , Mikolai , J , Thomas , M , Vidal , S , Schnor , C , Willaert , D , Visser , F & Mulder , C 2020 , ' Separation and elevated residential mobility : a cross-country comparison ' , European Journal of Population , vol. First Online .
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dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-7733-6659/work/75248736
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-8808-0719/work/75997003
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85085884841
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dc.descriptionPartnerLife was supported by a grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO, Grant No. 464-13-148), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, Grant No. WA 1502/6-1), and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC, Grant No. ES/L01663X/1) in the Open Research Area Plus scheme. Clara H. Mulder’s and Christine Schnor’s contribution was also supported by the FamilyTies project, which has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant Agreement No 740113). Hill Kulu’s and Júlia Mikolai’s work was also supported by Economic and Social Research Council Grant ES/K007394/1 and carried out in the ESRC Centre for Population Change (CPC).en
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates the magnitude and persistence of elevated post-separation residential mobility (i.e. residential instability) in five countries (Australia, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK) with similar levels of economic development, but different welfare provisions and housing markets. While many studies examine residential changes related to separation in selected individual countries, only very few have compared patterns across countries. Using longitudinal data and applying Poisson regression models, we study the risk of a move of separated men and women compared with cohabiting and married individuals. We use time since separation to distinguish between moves due to separation and moves of separated individuals. Our analysis shows that separated men and women are significantly more likely to move than cohabiting and married individuals. The risk of a residential change is the highest shortly after separation, and it decreases with duration since separation. However, the magnitude of this decline varies by country. In Belgium, mobility rates remain elevated for a long period after separation, whereas in the Netherlands, post-separation residential instability appears brief, with mobility rates declining rapidly. The results suggest that housing markets are likely to shape the residential mobility of separated individuals. In countries, where mortgages are easy to access and affordable rental properties are widespread, separated individuals can rapidly adjust their housing to new family circumstances; in contrast, in countries with limited access to homeownership and small social rental markets, separated individuals experience a prolonged period of residential instability.
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dc.subjectResidential mobilityen
dc.subjectPoisson regressionen
dc.subjectCross-national comparisonen
dc.subjectHousing marketsen
dc.subjectH Social Sciences (General)en
dc.subjectHQ The family. Marriage. Womanen
dc.titleSeparation and elevated residential mobility : a cross-country comparisonen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorEconomic & Social Research Councilen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Sir James Mackenzie Institute for Early Diagnosisen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Geography & Sustainable Developmenten
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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