Alone Together: How Marriage in America is Changing / Edition 1

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Overview

Most observers agree that marriage in America has been changing. Some think it is in decline, that the growth of individualism has made it increasingly difficult to achieve satisfying and stable relationships. Others believe that changes, such as increasing gender equality, have made marriage a better arrangement for women as well as men. Based on two studies of marital quality in America twenty years apart, this book takes a middle view, showing that while the divorce rate has leveled off, spouses are spending less time together.
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Editorial Reviews

International Journal of Sociology of the Family

This is the best and most comprehensive examination available of how the institution of marriage in America has changed over the past few decades.
— David Popenoe

Wall Street Journal

One of the most comprehensive studies of marriage.
— Sue Shellenbarger

PsycCritiques

The authors find increasing separateness in aspects of marital life, along with maintained or even increased stability and commitment to the relationship. The details hold as much interest as the big picture...[A] landmark, authoritative, complex but readable study...This book offers a wealth of useful information to professional helpers, clergy, judges, policy makers, and general readers. A cornucopia of data and ideas, it is a boon to everyone who wants to know what is going on at home in America.
— E. James Lieberman

American Journal of Sociology

[Alone Together] makes an important and timely contribution to the current debate about the meaning of marriage in American society...For teachers and researchers in marriage and family studies, this book is an extremely valuable resource.
— Susan D. Stewart

Norval Glenn
Alone Together is an immensely useful book. It deals with an important topic by drawing on a unique data set, analyzing and interpreting the data in a very sophisticated fashion and presenting the results in clear, straightforward prose. The book is dense with useful and interesting information, and the authors have made a very important contribution. They are masters at what they do.
International Journal of Sociology of the Family - David Popenoe
This is the best and most comprehensive examination available of how the institution of marriage in America has changed over the past few decades.
Wall Street Journal - Sue Shellenbarger
One of the most comprehensive studies of marriage.
PsycCritiques - E. James Lieberman
The authors find increasing separateness in aspects of marital life, along with maintained or even increased stability and commitment to the relationship. The details hold as much interest as the big picture...[A] landmark, authoritative, complex but readable study...This book offers a wealth of useful information to professional helpers, clergy, judges, policy makers, and general readers. A cornucopia of data and ideas, it is a boon to everyone who wants to know what is going on at home in America.
American Journal of Sociology - Susan D. Stewart
[Alone Together] makes an important and timely contribution to the current debate about the meaning of marriage in American society...For teachers and researchers in marriage and family studies, this book is an extremely valuable resource.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674022812
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 1/15/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul R. Amato is Professor of Sociology at the Pennsylvania State University.

Alan Booth is Professor of Sociology at the Pennsylvania State University.

David R. Johnson is Professor of Sociology at the Pennsylvania State University.

Stacy J. Rogers is Professor of Sociology at the Pennsylvania State University.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures vii

Acknowledgments ix

1 The Continuing Transformation of Marriage in America 1

2 Stability and Change in Marital Quality 36

3 Rising Individualism and Demographic Change 70

4 Who Benefited from the Rise of Dual-Earner Marriage-and Who Did Not? 97

5 Changing Gender Relations in Marriage 140

6 Social Integration, Religion, and Attitudes toward Lifelong Marriage 175

7 How Our Most Important Relationships Are Changing 204

8 Implications for Theory, Future Research, and Social Policy 234

Appendix 1 Study Methodology 265

Appendix 2 Tables 277

References 293

Index 309

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