Life course transitions and natural disaster: marriage, birth, and divorce following Hurricane Hugo.

  title={Life course transitions and natural disaster: marriage, birth, and divorce following Hurricane Hugo.},
  author={Catherine L. Cohan and Steven W. Cole},
  journal={Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association},
  volume={16 1},
  • C. CohanS. Cole
  • Published 1 March 2002
  • Psychology, Environmental Science
  • Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association
Change in marriage, birth, and divorce rates following Hurricane Hugo in 1989 were examined prospectively from 1975 to 1997 for all counties in South Carolina. Stress research and research on economic circumstances suggested that marriages and births would decline and divorces would increase in affected counties after the hurricane. Attachment theory suggested that marriages and births would increase and divorces would decline after the hurricane. Time-series analysis indicated that the year… 

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