ERIC Number: EJ473962
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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A Comparison of Voluntarily Childfree Adults and Parents.
Somers, Marsha D.
Journal of Marriage and the Family, v55 n3 p643-50 Aug 1993
Compared 74 voluntarily child-free men and women with 127 mothers and fathers. Found significant differences in stereotype perception, decision making, and marital satisfaction. Although no differences existed in affectional expression or dyadic consensus, voluntarily child-free group displayed higher levels of dyadic cohesion and dyadic satisfaction. They also perceived themselves to be negatively stereotyped by friends and family. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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