The Influence of educational expansion on partnership stability: A cohort study of first partnerships in Switzerland

TitreThe Influence of educational expansion on partnership stability: A cohort study of first partnerships in Switzerland
Type de publicationJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuteursKessler, D
JournalSwiss Journal of Sociology
Volume43
Ticket3
Pagination543-565
Date Published11/2017
ISSN2297-8348
Mots-cléscohabitation, divorce, educational expansion, educational gradient, séparation
Résumé

This study examines the association between educational attainment and separation risks in marital or non-marital first partnerships to query the extent to which educational expansion has affected trends in partnership stability. Because the educational gradient in separation changed from being positive for women (and, to a lesser extent, for men) to being statistically non-significant at the same time as educational expansion took place, the latter can only serve as a minor explanation of the exceptional rise in breakup rates in Switzerland.

URLhttp://www.degruyter.com/view/j/sjs.2017.43.issue-3/sjs-2017-0027/sjs-2017-0027.xml
DOI10.1515/sjs-2017-0027