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.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Sociali|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- Economics, Econometrics and Finance (all)2001 Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)
- Marital status
- Psychological well-being
- Social Sciences (all)