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Title: Attitudes about remarriage in Malta
Authors: Abela, Angela
Casha, Claire
Debono, Manwel
Lauri, Mary Anne
Keywords: Remarriage -- Malta -- Case studies
Remarried people
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Routledge
Citation: Abela, A., Casha, C., Debono, M., & Lauri, M. (2015). Attitudes about remarriage in Malta. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 56(5), 369-387.
Abstract: This study investigated the attitudes about remarriage of married and previously married Maltese people. Respondents were selected using stratified random sampling; 810 men and 1,196 women answered a questionnaire by means of computer-assisted telephone interviewing. The majority (67.4%) of respondents did not consider remarriage. Remarriage was more likely to be considered by respondents who were younger, previously married, nonparents, had children who were not all born within marriage, and were of higher socioeconomic status. The study highlights the differences in attitude according to gender and marital status. The fact that pro-remarriage attitudes were endorsed by 32.6% of respondents and that these were more likely to come from nontraditional family forms suggests that family life in Malta is no longer dictated by normative social imperatives. The need for the legal protection of families headed by cohabiting partners is highlighted.
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