Is shared misery double misery?

  title={Is shared misery double misery?},
  author={Merehau Cindy Mervin and Paul Frijters},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
The literature has shown strong associations between health, financial and social life events and mental health. However, no studies as yet have looked at the temporal nature of the effects of life events on stated mental health nor have they included the effects of the events befalling partners within a household. This paper looks at the spillover in mental health, measured with the SF-36 scale, from one partner to the other, using life events to identify this relationship. We propose a new… CONTINUE READING