Marital Roles and Declining Marriage Rates
Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University College of Law; Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology; Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley
Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 41, No. 3, Fall 2007
This essay is an updated, expanded and revised version of the second half of Divorce Rates, Marriage Rates, and the Problematic Persistence of Traditional Marital Roles, published in 2000 and also available on SSRN. It draws on demographic studies and comparative research to examine the persistence of traditional marital roles and its possible relationship to declining marriage rates.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 36
Keywords: marriage, marital roles, gender roles, marriage rates
JEL Classification: J12, J13, J16, J18, K30, K39
Date posted: October 3, 2007 ; Last revised: February 10, 2008
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