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Career, Family, and Economic Risks

a quantitative analysis of gender gap in post-divorce life
TANAKA Sigeto <http://www.sal.tohoku.ac.jp/~tsigeto/office.html>
(Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University)
Editor= Miki NAKAI + Isamu SUGINO. 2008. 2005 SSM Research Series 9: Social Stratification from Life Course and Lifestyle Perspective. 2005nen SSM Tyousa Kenkyuukai, pp. 21–33.
Date: 2008-03-10
NCID: BA85450290
Language: ENG
ReMCat: {2008:BA85450290}



This paper estimates the economic risk that is latent in a peaceful marital life but will surface when the marriage ends. The main focus is on the gender effect on equivalent household income among divorced people. Chief independent variables are continuous regular employment during marriage and presence of young child, with pre-marriage occupational/educational status as control variables. Results indicate strong negative effect of presence of child under 13 and discontinuous career, which expose women to risk of poverty.


marriage, career, children

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This paper is a part of research result of the research project granted by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) 16001001 (represented by Sato Yoshimichi) in fiscal 2004-2007.

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