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Same-sex marriages and heterosexual marriages show similar longevity
Among couples with marriage-like commitments, same-sex couples have a similar break-up rate as heterosexual couples, according to a recent study. (2014-10-06)
Study finds few well-being advantages to marriage over cohabitation
A new study, published in the Journal of Marriage and Family reveals that married couples experience few advantages for psychological well-being, health, or social ties compared to unmarried couples who live together. (2012-01-18)
Child marriage remains widespread in many countries of sub-Saharan Africa
Child marriage harms girls' health and development throughout the world. (2017-03-13)
Marriage rate lowest in a century
Fewer women are getting married and they're waiting longer to tie the knot when they do decide to walk down the aisle. (2013-07-18)
Marriage has different meanings for blacks and whites
Black people who are married don't appear to live any longer than black couples who simply live together, suggesting marriage doesn't boost longevity for blacks the way it does for whites, according to a large national study led by Michigan State University. (2012-07-17)
Support for gay marriage grows in Michigan
Support for gay marriage is growing in Michigan, mirroring changing attitudes in many parts of the United States, according to Michigan State University's State of the State Survey. (2012-11-19)
Why married men tend to behave better
In the December issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry, online today, MSU's S. (2010-12-06)
State same-sex marriage policies associated with reduced teen suicide attempts
A nationwide analysis suggests same-sex marriage policies were associated with a reduction in suicide attempts by adolescents, according to a new study published online by JAMA Pediatrics. (2017-02-20)
Couple up for long-term happiness
Being married has a lifelong effect on how content people are. (2017-12-19)
Happily married means a healthier ever after
New BYU research finds that people in happy marriages live less (2013-07-02)
Divorce reduces chance of new, successful relationship
After a separation or divorce the chances of marrying or cohabiting again decrease. (2007-09-25)
State of Our Unions 2006
Are parents merely whining? Or is there an objective reason for their distress? (2006-07-12)
Why do low-income couples marry less and divorce more?
People with lower incomes value the institution of marriage just as much as those with higher incomes and have similar romantic standards for marriage, according to a new study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family. (2012-07-10)
Lack of cultural understanding makes forced marriage victims wary of social services, study finds
Victims of forced marriage and honor violence in the UK are hesitant to seek professional help because they are worried social workers will not understand their cultural differences, according to new research presented today at Royal Holloway University. (2013-07-10)
Small numbers of churches embrace same-sex marriage
Researchers at the Universities of York and Leeds have found that the majority of places of worship that permit same-sex marriage carry out small numbers of ceremonies, with just over half having actually married a couple. (2017-11-27)
NYU research shows anti-poverty program boosts marriage rate among single mothers
An anti-poverty program in Milwaukee, Wisc., substantially increased marriage rates among single mothers who have never been married, according to research by New York University psychology professor Hiro Yoshikawa and Anna Gassman-Pines, a doctoral candidate in psychology. (2005-04-09)
New Rutgers report cites reasons why men are slow to commit to marriage
The National Marriage Project at Rutgers releases a new study, (2002-06-25)
Depressed people benefit more from marriage than others
Depressed singles receive greater psychological benefits from getting married than those who are not depressed, new research shows. (2006-08-13)
Kissing cousins, arranged marriages and genetic diversity
In the first study of its kind, a research team led by Massey University professor Murray Cox et al., in a publication in the advanced online edition of Molecular Biology and Evolution, has examined the effects of arranged marriages on genetic diversity. (2015-05-12)
Do unmarried women face shortages of partners in the US marriage market?
One explanation for declines in marriage is a shortage of economically-attractive men for unmarried women to marry. (2019-09-05)
Marriage prospects highest for urban women who frequently attend church, according to Penn study
A University of Pennsylvania study shows that frequent church attendance substantially increases the odds of marriage for urban women. (2002-07-10)
Study shows gay couples want legal rights, regardless of marriage
New research from North Carolina State University shows that gay and lesbian couples are forming long-term, committed relationships, even in the absence of the right to marry. (2009-06-01)
Public education key to reducing genetic diseases linked to close-kin marriage
Basic information on the genetic problems linked to close-kin marriage and the preventive measures available should be included as part of the secondary school curricula in the Middle East, state the authors of a Comment in this week's issue of The Lancet. (2006-03-23)
Can't buy me love: Materialism in marriage linked to devaluation of marriage
Researchers in BYU's School of Family Life have provided more insight into what may be one of the roots of the dissatisfaction caused by materialism -- a diminished view of the importance of marriage itself.  (2018-02-13)
Supreme Court rulings can signal a shift in societal norms
When the Supreme Court issued its 2015 ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, Americans understood the decision as a signal of Americans' increasing support of same-sex marriage, according to a study published by Princeton University. (2017-07-31)
UCSB sociologist examines same-sex marriage debate within LBGT movement
Few issues in American society have provoked such polarized -- and heated -- responses as same-sex marriage. (2013-07-02)
Husband's employment status threatens marriage, but wife's does not, study finds
A new study of employment and divorce suggest that while social pressure discouraging women from working outside the home has weakened, pressure on husbands to be breadwinners largely remains. (2011-06-20)
Study finds link between marriage attitudes and risky sexual behaviors
New research from the University of Missouri, has found that attitudes and desires about marriage can place young people on trajectories toward or away from healthy sexual behaviors. (2016-10-13)
Wife influences husband's marijuana use during first year of marriage
While it's the husband among newlywed couples who has more influence on whether the couple engages in heavy drinking, it's the wife who appears to be in the driver's seat when it comes to determining her husband's marijuana use, according to researchers at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA). (2005-07-20)
Alcoholism can affect both timing and overall survival of marriage
Drinking alcohol is commonly known to affect marital status, but little research has been done regarding timing and length of marriage. (2011-01-18)
Girl child marriages decline in south Asia, but only among youngest
Each year, more than 10 million girls under the age of 18 marry, usually under force of local tradition and social custom. (2012-05-16)
A wife's happiness is more crucial than her husband's in keeping marriage on track
When it comes to a happy marriage, a new Rutgers study finds that the more content the wife is with the long-term union, the happier the husband is with his life no matter how he feels about the nuptials. (2014-09-12)
Living together before marriage: Now common but still risky
Even though more than half of couples now do it, compared with only 10 percent 30 years ago, living together before marriage still is linked to higher rates of troubled unions, divorce and separation, Penn State researchers have found. (2003-08-04)
Unwed mothers are less likely to marry, study shows
Unwed mothers are significantly less likely to marry; when they do marry, they are less likely to improve their socioeconomic status through marriage than their childless counterparts, says a Cornell University study. (2005-09-27)
Some characteristics increase the likelihood of getting married and living together
A team of researchers led by University of Miami health economists investigates the personal traits that influence a person's likelihood of entering into a marriage or cohabitating relationship. (2014-03-10)
Living apart together
In Sweden a new form for living together has developed, alongside marriage and non-martial cohabitation. (2000-10-13)
APA praises Prop 8 decision as victory for science, human dignity
The American Psychological Association hailed Wednesday's ruling overturning Proposition 8, in which voters had taken away the right of same-sex couples to marry in California. (2010-08-04)
People without cars, financial assets less likely to marry: study
A study published this week in the American Journal of Sociology finds that people who lack personal wealth in the form of a car or financial assets are significantly less likely to enter into a first marriage. (2011-10-06)
Higher child marriage rates associated with higher maternal and infant mortality
Countries in which girls are commonly married before the age of 18 have significantly higher rates of maternal and infant mortality, report researchers in the current online issue of the journal Violence Against Women. (2013-05-13)
Marriage reduces depression in couples earning less than $60,000 per year, study finds
People who are married and earning less than $60,000 per year in total household income have fewer symptoms of depression than comparable earning unmarried people, but for couples earning more, marriage doesn't show the same mental health benefits, according to a study co-authored by a Georgia State University researcher. (2018-04-10)
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