Widowhood. A study of widows and widowers in Italy

Author/s Laura Arosio
Publishing Year 2019 Issue 2019/118 Language Italian
Pages 16 P. 139-154 File size 204 KB
DOI 10.3280/SR2019-118007
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In this study, after having defined widowhood and placed it in the tradition of life course studies, some important issues related to widowhood are investi-gated, such as the entry into the new condition, the comparison of widowhood with other marriage statuses, the possible outcomes of widowhood, including a new marriage, and widowhood at a young age. From an empirical point of view, using official statistics, an updated demographic profile of widows and widowers in Italy is drawn, to try and identify how many widowed people there are in Italy, what their characteristics are, what percentage weight they have on other matrimonial groups, how many are widowed in their youth. In conclu-sion, possible developments in the study of widowhood are suggested.

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Laura Arosio, La vedovanza. Una ricognizione su vedovi e vedove in Italia in "SOCIOLOGIA E RICERCA SOCIALE " 118/2019, pp 139-154, DOI: 10.3280/SR2019-118007