Marriage, Social Control, and Health Behavior: A Dyadic Analysis of Same-sex and Different-sex Couples.

@article{Umberson2018MarriageSC,
  title={Marriage, Social Control, and Health Behavior: A Dyadic Analysis of Same-sex and Different-sex Couples.},
  author={Debra Umberson and Rachel Donnelly and Amanda M. Pollitt},
  journal={Journal of health and social behavior},
  year={2018},
  volume={59 3},
  pages={
          429-446
        }
}
  • Debra Umberson, Rachel Donnelly, Amanda M. Pollitt
  • Published in
    Journal of health and social…
    2018
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Prior research based on studies of heterosexual populations suggests that men's health benefits more from marriage than women's, in part because women do more than men to influence the health habits of their spouse. We extend this work by using dyadic survey data from 838 spouses in 419 gay, lesbian, and heterosexual marriages to consider differences in social control tactics across same-sex and different-sex couples-that is, how spouses monitor and regulate each other's health habits. Results… CONTINUE READING

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