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ERIC Number: EJ173118
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Publication Date: 1977
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Social Class Heterogamy, Status Striving, and Perceptions of Marital Conflict: A Partial Replication and Revision of Pearlin's Contingency Hypothesis
Jorgensen, Stephen R.
Journal of Marriage and the Family, 39, 4, 653-60, Nov 77
The contingency hypothesis suggests that spouses who marry down the social class scale while striving to move up will be relatively unhappy with their luck in the marriage market. This hypothesis is examined in this article. (Author)
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