Residential mobility and migration of the separated

P Feijten, Maarten Van Ham

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    Separation is known to have a disruptive effect on the housing careers of those involved, mainly because a decrease in resources causes ( temporary) downward moves on the housing ladder. Little is known about the geographies of the residential mobility behaviour of the separated. Applying a hazard analysis to retrospective life-course data for the Netherlands, we investigate three hypotheses: individuals who experienced separation move more often than do steady singles and people in intact couple relationships, they are less likely to move over long distances, and they move more often to cities than people in intact couple relationships. The results show that separation leads to an increase in mobility, to moves over short distance for men with children, and to a prevalence of the city as a destination of moves.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)623-654
    Number of pages31
    JournalDemographic Research
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2007


    • Family-life-cycle
    • Remarriage
    • Britain
    • Panel
    • Home
    • Age


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