cohabitation, financial distress, financial issues, marriage
I reviewed the 36 marriage and cohabitation studies from the Journal of Family and Economic Issues articles published between 2010–2019. Nearly all of the studies used quantitative methods, and two-thirds of them used publicly available nationally-representative data. The studies fell into roughly five, unevenly sized groups: family structure, relationship quality, division of labor/employment, money management, and an “other” category. Suggestions for future research include applying some of the important questions within the articles to underrepresented groups, further examining the process of how finances and relationship quality interrelate and doing more applied and translational research.
Original Publication Citation
Dew, J. Ten Years of Marriage and Cohabitation Research in the Journal of Family and Economic Issues. Journal of Family Economic Issues (2020).
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Dew, Jeffrey P., "Ten Years of Marriage and Cohabitation Research in the Journal of Family and Economic Issues" (2020). Faculty Publications. 4547.
Journal of Family and Economic Issues
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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