Are Separated Fathers’ More Satisfied with Their Life If They Spend Much Time with Their Children or If They Are Re-Partnered?
Zsuzsanna Makay, Hungarian Demographic Research Institute
Zsolt Speder, HDRI
The motivation of our research is to clarify some of these relations and to come up with a Central-European example in the subject of separated fathers’ life-satisfaction. The two main research questions are: 1) how does the relation with their children influence the life-satisfaction of separated fathers? 2) How does a new relationship after separation alter life satisfaction of fathers having minor children?
We use the fourth wave of Hungarian Generations and Gender Survey (GGS) and make use of the panel data, but also of a cross-sectional sample which was added to the survey in 2012. We study all in all almost 2.000 fathers of which a quarter has separated and has minor children.
Presented in Session 52: Fathers Involvement in Childrearing