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Remarriage in comparative perspective

Programme group Institutions, Inequalities, and Life courses (IIL)

This research, funded by NWO MaGW, has as an underlying question how the causes and consequences of remarriage vary with the degree to which divorce is institutionalized in society.

Funded by: NWO MaGW 
 Period: 2011-2014 

Remarriage is often seen as a ‘solution’ for the high rates of divorce in modern society, but a model of ‘sequential monogamy’ also introduces new problems and risks in society. While there is vast amount of research on divorce, fewer studies have been done on remarriage, in particular in Europe. We address five problems:

  1. Barriers on the remarriage market; 
  2. Gender differences in remarriage;
  3. The effects of remarriage on well-being; 
  4. Father-child relations after remarriage, and; 
  5. The instability of remarriage. 
prof. dr. M. (Matthijs) Kalmijn

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Programme group: Institutions, Inequalities and Life courses

Wilfred Uunk (researcher)