Divorce as a biographic knot. A literature review from the perspective of post-divorce vulnerability

Thaís García Pereiro, Montserrat Solsona Pairó

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In this article it is proposed a new theoretical approach for the study of post-divorce that finds its conceptual basis in the context of vulnerability and its empirical basis on a review of the recent literature on the impact of divorce on its economic, health and general welfare aspects. The process of divorce is understood as a biographic knot that marks the entrance to a risky context in which the actors are forced to rethink their life project. Within the post-divorce vulnerability approach there are a certain number of factors that affects the process of adjusting to that situation. On one hand, there are some activating factors, which are read as signs of vulnerability and, on the other, the mediating factors that enhance or diminish the responsiveness of individuals who have experienced the breakup. The understanding of post-divorce as a process that generates vulnerability should be considered as a new development and a necessary input to advance on its scientific knowledge from the socio-demographic point of view.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-126
JournalDocuments d' Analisi Geografica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011


  • Post-divorce
  • Spain
  • Vulnerability


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