Marriage and Health in the Transition to Adulthood: Evidence for African Americans in Add Health.

@article{Harris2010MarriageAH,
  title={Marriage and Health in the Transition to Adulthood: Evidence for African Americans in Add Health.},
  author={Kathleen Mullan Harris and Hedwig Lee and Felicia Yang Deleone},
  journal={Journal of family issues},
  year={2010},
  volume={31 8},
  pages={1106-1143}
}
This paper examines the relationship between early marriage (before age 26), cohabitation, and health for African Americans and whites during the transition to adulthood using the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health). We examine three categories of health outcomes relevant to young adulthood: physical health, mental health, and health risk behaviors. Lagged dependent variable models are used to examine the health effects of early marriage and cohabitation accounting for… CONTINUE READING

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