Timing of Remarriage Among Divorced and Widowed Parents

Nicole K. Watkins, Mary Waldron

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Research on timing of parental remarriage is important to understanding consequences of remarriage for children. In this study, survival analyses were conducted predicting timing of parental remarriage from parental loss in a sample of 3,774 offspring whose parents divorced or whose mother or father died during childhood. Transition to remarriage was quicker for parents who divorced compared to those who were widowed, especially for fathers. By examining timing of remarriage from the perspective of parents, and thus children, we identify not only who is more likely to experience parental remarriage, but when remarriage is likely to occur.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)244-262
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Divorce and Remarriage
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 19 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Demography
  • Law

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