ERIC Number: EJ548009
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Marital Uncertainty and Childbearing.
Myers, Scott M.
Social Forces, v75 n4 p1271-89 Jun 1997
Data from a national sample of married adults, interviewed four times between 1980 and 1992, do not support the idea that unhappily married couples use childbearing as a strategy to increase solidarity and reduce marital uncertainty. Instead, results indicate that a solid marriage and compatibility between spouses encourage parenthood and higher-order childbearing. Contains 35 references. (Author/SV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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