Women, Marital Status, and Symptoms of Depression in a Midlife National Sample

TitleWomen, Marital Status, and Symptoms of Depression in a Midlife National Sample
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsEarle, JR, Smith, MH, Harris, CT, Longino, Jr., CF
JournalJournal of Women and Aging
Volume10
Issue1
Pagination41-57
Call Numberpubs_1998_Earle_JJWomAging.pdf
KeywordsDemographics, Health Conditions and Status, Net Worth and Assets
Abstract

This article examines the association between categories of marital status and depression for men and women. Results show that variables such as health and income raise the depression levels of men more than women. For women, more than for men, a low quality of marriage is a major contrbutor to depression. Furthermore, women were more likely to report symptoms of depression. The unwed, regardless of the diversity of reasons that explain this status, tend to be similar with respect to the propensity to depression.

Endnote Keywords

Health Status/Depression Symptoms/Economic Status/Basic Demographics

Endnote ID

8164

Citation Key6614