Keywords

cohabitation, financial distress, financial issues, marriage

Abstract

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).

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2020-10-22

Publisher

Journal of Family and Economic Issues

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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