Marital Roles and Declining Marriage Rates
36 Pages Posted: 3 Oct 2007 Last revised: 10 Feb 2008
Date Written: December 2006
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.
Keywords: marriage, marital roles, gender roles, marriage rates
JEL Classification: J12, J13, J16, J18, K30, K39
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