Divorce And Parity Progression Following The Death Of A Child: A Register-based Study From Finland

Title

Divorce And Parity Progression Following The Death Of A Child: A Register-based Study From Finland

Creator

Finnas F; Rostila M; Saarela J

Identifier

10.1080/00324728.2017.1337918

Publisher

Population Studies

Date

2017

Subject

Child Death; Divorce; Finland; Parity Progression; Register Data

Description

Most studies that have examined whether a child's death influences parental relationship stability have used small-scale data sets and their results are inconclusive. A likely reason is that child loss affects not only the risk of parental separation, but also the risk of having another child. Hence parity progression and separation must be treated as two competing events in relation to child loss. The analysis in this paper used Finnish register data from 1971 to 2003, covering over 100,000 married couples whose durations of both first marriage and parenthood could be observed. We ran parity-specific Cox regressions in which process time started from the birth of each additional child. All marriages included women of childbearing age, none of whom had experienced any child death on entering the analysis. We find that child loss only modestly influences the divorce risk, whereas its effect on the risk of parity progression is considerable.

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Citation List Month

October 2017 List

Notes

1477-4747
Finnas, Fjalar
Rostila, Mikael
Saarela, Jan
Journal Article
England
Popul Stud (Camb). 2017 Aug 9:1-11. doi: 10.1080/00324728.2017.1337918.

Citation

Finnas F; Rostila M; Saarela J, “Divorce And Parity Progression Following The Death Of A Child: A Register-based Study From Finland,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 17, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/10805.

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