The Ties that Bind: Perspectives on Marriage and Cohabitation

The Ties that Bind: Perspectives on Marriage and Cohabitation

by Michelle Hindin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0202306356

ISBN-13: 9780202306353

Pub. Date: 12/31/2000

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

The Ties That Bindwas organized to review and assess the scientific evidence about the causes of trends in marriage and other forms of intimate unions. The contributors address these two questions: What do we know about the factors that influence the formation of marriages and other intimate unions, the timing of union formation, and the forms that

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The Ties That Bindwas organized to review and assess the scientific evidence about the causes of trends in marriage and other forms of intimate unions. The contributors address these two questions: What do we know about the factors that influence the formation of marriages and other intimate unions, the timing of union formation, and the forms that unions take? What factors explain the dramatic changes in union formation we have observed over recent decades? Edited by Linda J. Waite. Co-edited by Christine Bachrach, Michelle Hindin, Elizabeth Thomson, and Arland Thornton.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780202306353
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
12/31/2000
Series:
Social Institutions and Social Change Series
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1The Changing Shape of Ties That Bind: An Overview and Synthesis3
ITrends in Marriage and Cohabitation
2Recent Trends and Differentials in Marriage and Cohabitation: The United States19
3European Perspectives on Union Formation40
4Historical Trends in Marriage Formation: The United States 1850-199059
IIPerspectives on How Unions Are Formed
5The Evolutionary Psychology of Marriage and Divorce91
6Theorizing Marriage111
7Toward a New Home Socioeconomics of Union Formation126
IIIValues, Attitudes, and Norms about Marriage
8The Transformation in the Meaning of Marriage147
9Marital Values and Expectations in Context: Results from a 21-City Survey166
10Ethnicity, Immigration, and Beliefs about Marriage as a "Tie That Binds"188
11Values and Living Arrangements: A Recursive Relationship212
12Religion as a Determinant of Entry into Cohabitation and Marriage227
13A Typology of Processes of Commitment to Marriage: Why Do Partners Commit to Problematic Relationships?253
IVEconomics, Role Specialization, and the Returns to Marriage
14The Continuing Importance of Men's Economic Position in Marriage Formation283
15Female Wages, Male Wages, and the Economic Model of Marriage: The Basic Evidence302
16Marriage, the Costs of Children, and Gender Inequality320
17Understanding the Distribution of Housework between Husbands and Wives343
18On the Determination of Wages: Does Marriage Matter?356
19Trends in Men's and Women's Well-Being in Marriage368
Index393

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