Marital status and psychological well-being: A cross section analysis

Emiliano Sironi, Ugo Perini

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Using data from the Generations and Gender Survey (GGS), the aim of this work is to examine whether marital status is associated with individuals' psychological well-being in Georgia. Results underline that widowed and separated people show greater emotional distress with respect to married ones. Empirical evidence shows that there is an association between psychological well-being and marital status that is also gender specific with respect to some measures of well-being: women seem to be more depressed than men after having experienced a marital breakdown, while no gender differences emerge when loneliness has been considered as a measure of well-being.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-48
Number of pages8
JournalRivista Internazionale di Scienze Sociali
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (all)2001 Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)
  • Gender
  • Marital status
  • Psychological well-being
  • Social Sciences (all)


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