Number 37: Factors associated with relationship dissolution of Australian families with children




Author:  Peter Butterworth, Tamar Oz, Bryan Rodgers and Helen Berry

This project used Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey data to investigate the context in which relationship instability occurs, by examining the factors (at the individual, and the couple/family levels) that precede relationship dissolution within Australian families with children. 

The research considers whether mental health problems, impaired physical functioning, hazardous levels of alcohol consumption and smoking are associated with later divorce or separation.

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