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

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

by Paul R. Amato, Alan Booth, David R. Johnson, Stacy J. Rogers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674022815

ISBN-13: 9780674022812

Pub. Date: 01/15/2007

Publisher: Harvard University Press

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…  See more details below

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674022812
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/15/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

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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