Married Individuals, Cohabiters, and Cohabiters Who Marry: A Longitudinal Study of Relational and Individual Well-Being

@article{Stafford2004MarriedIC,
  title={Married Individuals, Cohabiters, and Cohabiters Who Marry: A Longitudinal Study of Relational and Individual Well-Being},
  author={L. Stafford and S. Kline and Caroline T. Rankin},
  journal={Journal of Social and Personal Relationships},
  year={2004},
  volume={21},
  pages={231 - 248}
}
  • L. Stafford, S. Kline, Caroline T. Rankin
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
  • Given that many cohabiting couples marry, our interest was in the changes that may accompany this shift in terms of relational and individual well-being. In addition, a comparison among three relationship groups was undertaken: those who entered directly into marriage, those who cohabitated and then married, and those who are long-term cohabiters. Also, comparisons across time were conducted. Our data were drawn from the 1987–1988 and 1992–1994 National Survey of Families and Households. A sub… CONTINUE READING
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