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Women, work, and divorce

Published by State University of New York Press in Albany .
Written in English.

About the Book

This book considers how women cope with the economic hardship which accompanies divorce, using national longitudinal data on a generation of women in the United States. These women came of age at a time when they were expected to give priority to family roles over work roles. Yet by the time many of them were divorced in the 1970s, with the climate of changing perceptions of gender roles, women were expected to work, and were unprepared for the economic disruption caused by divorce. Peterson analyzes the experiences of women drawing upon sociological and economic approaches to the study of labor market outcomes, and of life-cycle events. He shows how over the long term most divorced women can make at least a partial recovery, but divorced women with children have a more difficult time making work adjustments, and experience greater economic deprivation. Given the continuing high rates of divorce, Peterson's findings highlight the importance of work rather than marriage for women's economic security.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 160-170.
Includes index.

SUNY series in the sociology of work


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Library of Congress
HQ834 .P48 1989

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xiii, 179 p. ;
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0887068588, 0887068596
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