Union dissolution and social inequality

On-going research

Gendered diverging destinies: Changing family structures and inequality of opportunity among boys and girls in the United States (with Diederik Boertien, CED BArcelona)

Heterogeneity in the effects of parental divorce on children’s educational attainment: a 47 countries comparison (with Raffaele Guetto e Francesca Zanasi, University of Florence)

Is there a wrong time for parents to divorce? Losing compensatory advantage during critical moments in educational trajectories”, (with Suzanne de Leew and Matthjis Kalmijn, University of Amsterdam)

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Bernardi, F. and Radl, J. (2014), “The long-term consequences of parental divorce for children’s educational attainment”, Demographic Research, 30, 1653-1680.

Bernardi, F. and Boertien, D. (2017), “Non-intact families and diverging educational destinies: A decomposition analysis for Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States”, Social Science Research, 63, 181-191.

Bernardi, F., Boertien, D. and Geven, K., (2019), “Childhood Family Structure and the Accumulation of Wealth across the Life Course”, Journal of Marriage and Family, 81: 230-247

Bernardi, F. and Comolli, C. (2019), “Parental separation and children’s educational attainment: Heterogeneity and rare and common educational outcomes”, Journal of Family Research, 1, 3-26.

Bernardi, F. and Boertien, D. (2017), “Explaining Conflicting Results in Research on the Heterogeneous Effects of Parental Separation on Children’s Educational Attainment According to Social Background”, European Journal of Population, 33, 2: 243-266.

Härkönen, J., Bernardi, F. and Boertien, D. (2017), “Family Dynamics and Child Outcomes: An Overview of Research and Open Questions”, European Journal of Population, 33, 2: 163-184.

Bernardi, F. and Boertien, D. (2016), Understanding Heterogeneity in the Effects of Parental Separation on Educational Attainment in Britain: Do Children from Lower Educational Backgrounds Have Less to Lose?, European Sociological Review, 32, 6: 807-819.