ERIC Number: EJ855659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
Marital Status and Depressive Symptoms over Time: Age and Gender Variations
LaPierre, Tracey A.
Family Relations, v58 n4 p404-416 Oct 2009
Guided by a life course perspective, this study investigated the contemporaneous and longitudinal relationships between marital status and depressive symptoms for men and women, and examined if age moderates these relationships. Data came from 9,507 individuals who responded to the first two waves of the National Survey of Families and Households. Men and women in first marriages are better off than most other marital status categories with regard to depressive symptoms, and for some groups, this advantage becomes more pronounced over time. Noteworthy age related differences in these relationships were observed for women, but not for men.
Descriptors: Marital Status, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Depression (Psychology), Longitudinal Studies, Age Differences, Gender Differences, Surveys
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