Keywords

married couple, marital satisfaction, risk tolerance, marital quality, marital dissolution

Abstract

This chapter reviews interdisciplinary research concerning the association between marriage and personal finances. The first section of the chapter discusses financial practices within marriage and the financial differences between married couples and other family types. The second section reviews the research on the ability of financial factors to predict marital formation, satisfaction/conflict, and dissolution. The chapter also suggests future research avenues.

Original Publication Citation

Dew, J. P. (2008). Marriage and finances. In J. J. Xiao (Ed.), Handbook of consumer finance research (pp. 337–350). New York, NY: Springer.

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2008

Publisher

Springer

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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