Marital Instability Over the LIfe Course (MARITAL)

This study describes the data available from a six wave panel study of a national sample of individuals 55 years of age and under who were married. They were first interviewed by telephone in the fall of 1980. Spouses were not interviewed. The sample was reinterviewed in the fall of 1983, 1988, 1992, 1996, and 2000. In 1992 and 1996 offspring 19 years of age who had been living in the household in 1980 were interviewed. Offspring interviewed in 1992 were also interviewed in 1996 along offspring who qualified for inclusion in the study by reaching the age of 19. The focus of the study has been on tracking changes in marital quality, predicting divorce, predicting remarriage, and the consequenses of changes in marital quality and becoming divorced. The effects of parental divorce and changes in marital quality on offspring were also studied.



Title Marital Instability Over the LIfe Course (MARITAL)
  1. Paul Amato
  2. Alan Booth
Deposited at June 06, 2017