Husbands' and wives' perceptions of marital fairness across the family life cycle.

@article{Peterson1990HusbandsAW,
  title={Husbands' and wives' perceptions of marital fairness across the family life cycle.},
  author={Candida Clifford Peterson},
  journal={International journal of aging & human development},
  year={1990},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={179-88}
}
Marital fairness, or the subjective balance between two spouses' gains and losses, was evaluated by a cross-sectional sample of 134 married Australian men and women representing five phases in the family life cycle: preparental, childbearing, the full house, launching, and the empty nest. Husbands' perceptions of their own marital equity described a U-shaped curve across these phases, with significantly more men feeling equitably treated both initially and after children's departure than during… CONTINUE READING
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