Explaining Gender Inequalities that Follow Couple Migration

  • Authors
  • Nisic, Natasha; Melzer, Silvia Maja
  • UPF authors
  • MELZER , SILVIA MAJA;
  • Type
  • Scholarly articles
  • Journal títle
  • Journal of marriage and family
  • Publication year
  • 2016
  • Volume
  • 78
  • Number
  • 4
  • Pages
  • 1063-1082
  • ISSN
  • 0022-2445
  • Publication State
  • Published
  • Abstract
  • apos; West¿West (i.e., within West Germany) and East¿to¿West migration were analyzed; second, subsequent economic consequences were investigated by comparing couples with singles. The results confirm that gender differences in macro¿conditions can impose decision logics that seemingly contradict the initial power relation within couples. Despite more traditional gender arrangements in West Germany, well¿educated partnered women earn significant absolute and relative income gains from migration; their egalitarian East German counterparts suffer significant losses compared with single women and East German men.
  • Complete citation
  • Nisic, Natasha; Melzer, Silvia Maja. Explaining Gender Inequalities that Follow Couple Migration. Journal of marriage and family 2016; 78(4): 1063-1082.
Bibliometric indicators
  • 12 times cited Scopus
  • 11 times cited WOS
  • Índex Scimago de 2.112 (2016)