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Marital Roles and Declining Marriage Rates

36 Pages Posted: 3 Oct 2007 Last revised: 10 Feb 2008

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

Date Written: December 2006

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Ellman, Ira Mark, Marital Roles and Declining Marriage Rates (December 2006). Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 41, No. 3, Fall 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1018141 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1018141

Ira Mark Ellman (Contact Author)

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