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Divorce and the wellbeing of older Australians

Gray, Matthew C; De Vaus, David; Stanton, David; Qu, Lixia


ABSTRACTIn virtually all Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries the number of older people who have experienced divorce at some point in their lives will increase in coming decades. While there is an extensive literature that analyses the effects of divorce on wellbeing, there is relatively little research on the long-run effects of divorce in later life. This paper uses Australian data to estimate the long-run impacts of divorce on the wellbeing of older...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Ageing and Society
DOI: 10.1017/S0144686X10001017


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