Gender, marital power, and marital quality in later life.

TitleGender, marital power, and marital quality in later life.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsBulanda, JR
JournalJ Women Aging
Date Published2011
ISSN Number1540-7322
Call Numbernewpubs20110418_Bulanda.pdf
KeywordsFemale, Health Status, Health Surveys, Humans, Interpersonal Relations, Male, Marriage, Middle Aged, Power, Psychological, Quality of Life, Regression Analysis, Sex Distribution, Socioeconomic factors, United States, Women, Working

This study uses data from the 1992 Health and Retirement Study to examine gender differences in marital power and marital quality among older adults and to assess whether there are gender differences in the correlates of marital quality and marital power in later life. Results show that women report lower marital happiness, marital interaction, and marital power than do men, on average. These differences persist even after controlling for a number of life-course events and transitions. Further, results show that gender differences are also evident in the relationship of employment, childrearing, caregiving, and health factors with marital quality and power.

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marital power/marital quality/gender/marriage

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Alternate JournalJ Women Aging
Citation Key7568
PubMed ID21271441