Alone Together: How Marriage in America is Changing

Alone Together: How Marriage in America is Changing

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

Based on two studies of marital quality in America twenty years apart, Alone Together shows that while the divorce rate has leveled off, spouses are spending less time together. The authors argue that marriage is an adaptable institution, and in accommodating the changes that have occurred in society, it has become a less cohesive, yet less confiningSee more details below

Overview

Based on two studies of marital quality in America twenty years apart, Alone Together shows that while the divorce rate has leveled off, spouses are spending less time together. The authors argue that marriage is an adaptable institution, and in accommodating the changes that have occurred in society, it has become a less cohesive, yet less confining arrangement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674032170
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/30/2009
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(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.

Table of Contents

  • List of Figures
  • Acknowledgments

  1. The Continuing Transformation of Marriage in America
  2. Stability and Change in Marital Quality
  3. Rising Individualism and Demographic Change
  4. Who Benefited from the Rise of Dual-Earner Marriage—and Who Did Not?
  5. Changing Gender Relations in Marriage
  6. Social Integration, Religion, and Attitudes toward Lifelong Marriage
  7. How Our Most Important Relationships Are Changing
  8. Implications for Theory, Future Research, and Social Policy

  • Appendix 1: Study Methodology
  • Appendix 2: Tables
  • References
  • Index

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