Economic circumstances and union dissolution of couples in the 1990s in the Netherlands

This paper investigates the role of economic determinants in the dissolution of recently formed marital and non-marital unions. The economic determinants studied are women’s and men’s personal income and socio-economic positions, and the contribution of women’s income in the total household income. The discrete-time event history analyses cover the dissolution of cohabiting and married unions, using longitudinal data from Statistics Netherlands’ Income Panel Study.