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Gender and Couple RelationshipsGender, Marriage, and Health for Same-Sex and Different-Sex Couples: The Future Keeps Arriving

Gender and Couple Relationships: Gender, Marriage, and Health for Same-Sex and Different-Sex... [The married are in better health than the unmarried and this benefit is greater for men than women. Moreover, marital quality is associated with better health and tends to be more positive for men. The definition of marriage has changed over time though, raising new questions about gender, marriage, and health. In particular, the rise of same-sex marriage in the USA raises questions about whether the marriage benefit to health extends to same-sex couples, and whether there is a gender difference in the benefits of marriage for the health of same-sex couples. We consider current evidence for gendered patterns of marriage and health and how these patterns may differ for same-sex and different-sex couples. We present findings from a dyadic analysis of recently collected diary data on marital dynamics and health for same-sex and different-sex couples, and discuss how the rise of same-sex marriage can illuminate our understanding of gendered marital dynamics that influence health.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Gender and Couple RelationshipsGender, Marriage, and Health for Same-Sex and Different-Sex Couples: The Future Keeps Arriving

Part of the National Symposium on Family Issues Book Series (volume 6)
Editors: McHale, Susan M.; King, Valarie; Van Hook, Jennifer; Booth, Alan

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
ISBN
978-3-319-21634-8
Pages
189 –213
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-21635-5_12
Publisher site
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Abstract

[The married are in better health than the unmarried and this benefit is greater for men than women. Moreover, marital quality is associated with better health and tends to be more positive for men. The definition of marriage has changed over time though, raising new questions about gender, marriage, and health. In particular, the rise of same-sex marriage in the USA raises questions about whether the marriage benefit to health extends to same-sex couples, and whether there is a gender difference in the benefits of marriage for the health of same-sex couples. We consider current evidence for gendered patterns of marriage and health and how these patterns may differ for same-sex and different-sex couples. We present findings from a dyadic analysis of recently collected diary data on marital dynamics and health for same-sex and different-sex couples, and discuss how the rise of same-sex marriage can illuminate our understanding of gendered marital dynamics that influence health.]

Published: Oct 28, 2015

Keywords: Different-sex couples; Gender; Marriage; Heterosexual; Health benefits of marriage; Health consequences of marriage; Marital dynamics; Same-sex couples; Same-sex male couples; Same-sex female couples; Same-sex marriage; Same-sex married couples; Cohabitation; Factorial model; Dyadic data; Emotion work; Diary data; Dyadic diary data; In-depth interview; Marital quality; Relationship strain; Relationship conflict

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