Does Family Matter? Assessing Marriage photo: copyright Paul Toepfer Photography

 

1. Marriage: A panacea?

2. Good for the old folks?

3. Is bridal sweet?

4. Love for sale?

Related Why Files
Baboon moms

Mother's role

Birds mate

Salmon swap sex!

Sexual deception!

Science of love

Paper
The Case for Marriage, Linda Waite & Maggie Gallagher, Doubleday, 2000.

The Future of Marriage, Jesse Bernard, New York, World Pub., 1972.

Is Marriage a Panacea... Daniel Lichter et al, Social Problems, Feb. 2003.

Marital Status and Quality in Middle-Aged Women... Linda Gallo et al, Health Psychology, vol. 22, 2003.

Should the Government Promote Marriage? Andrew Cherlin, Contexts, fall, 2003.

Electronic
U.S. Census Bureau data on family living arrangements.

Statistics on divorce.

The Center for Marriage and Family at Creighton University.

National Council on Family Relations

PBS's Frontline considers marriage.

Marriage, poverty and public policy from Council on Contemporary Families.

The National Marriage Project.

Marriage is one story. But what about love?

One case for marriage. And divorce.

Hitch on over to our credits page.

Backmore
The Why Files (home)

There are 1 2 3 4 pages in this feature.
Bibliography | Credits | Feedback | Search


©2003, University of Wisconsin, Board of Regents.