Journal of Marriage and Family

The Journal of Marriage and Family is a quarterly journal published by the National Council on Family Relations in Minneapolis, Minn. Its subjects are marriage and family and its audience is comprised of researchers, scholars, academics, practitioners of psychology and other professionals working in this field.

Articles from Vol. 78, No. 2, April

Broken Promises: Abstinence Pledging and Sexual and Reproductive Health
Nonmarital pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are significant threats to the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and young adults. In the United States, approximately 75% of pregnancies among women aged 15-24arenonmarital;ofthose,threequartersare...
Children's Postdivorce Residence Arrangements and Parental Experienced Time Pressure
Joint physical custody of children after divorce has become increasingly common (e.g., Cancian, Meyer, Brown, & Cook, 2014; Trinder, 2010). The terms joint physical custody, shared residence (the term used in this study), and shared placement refer...
Couple Resilience to Economic Pressure over Time and across Generations
Economic stressors can have potentially serious, adverse consequences for romantic relationships. For example, economic hardship has been linked to marital instability (e.g., R. D. Conger et al., 1990), increased conflict (e.g., Dew & Yorgason, 2010;...
Division of Labor, Gender Ideology, and Marital Satisfaction in East Asia
Economic, political, and demographic transformations are occurring in East Asian societies, driven by industrialization, urbanization, and closer integration into world markets (Vogel, 1993). These forces have increased women's educational and employment...
Does Partner Responsiveness Predict Hedonic and Eudaimonic Well-Being? A 10-Year Longitudinal Study
Well-being is a key aspect of adult development, exerting lasting influences on physical and mental health, productivity, and even longevity (see Chida & Steptoe, 2008; Lyubomirsky, King, & Diener,2005;andRyff,2013,forqualitativeand meta-analytic...
Dynamics of Domestic Labor across Short- and Long-Distance Family Relocations
Domestic divisions of labor are a fundamental site for gender inequality and have been subject to considerable attention in the social science literature. In recent years, this literature has shifted its focus to the role of family dynamics and life...
Family Flexibility in Response to Economic Conditions: Fathers' Involvement in Child-Care Tasks
In 1993, Martin O'Connell reported that the share of preschool children cared for by their fathers while their mothers engaged in paid work had increased from approximately 15% of preschoolers between 1965 and 1988 to 20% of preschoolers in 1991. With...
Great Expectations? Working- and Middle-Class Cohabitors' Expected and Actual Divisions of Housework
Expectations for intimate relationships have changed over the past few decades. Not only are individuals more likely to prefer equal partnerships in which they share responsibilities for both paid and unpaid labor (Gerson, 2010; Pedulla & Thébaud,...
Incongruent Teen Pregnancy Attitudes, Coparenting Conflict, and Support among Mexican-Origin Adolescent Mothers
In light of the challenges associated with adolescent motherhood (e.g., limited resources, risk of school dropout, low preparation for child rearing), researchers have emphasized the critical role of social support as a protective factor for this at-risk...
Legitimizing Family Management: The Role of Adolescents' Understandings of Risk
Adolescents and their parents differ in their views about where the limits of parental authority should be drawn. Indeed, across ethnicities, adolescents describe more issues as outside the bounds of legitimate parental authority than do parents (Smetana...
Marital Monogamy as Ideal and Practice: The Detraditionalization Thesis in Contemporary Marriages
In contemporary Western society, changing norms around marital monogamy represent one possible element of a broader transformation in the institution of marriage. To capture these transformations, many scholars over the past three decades have drawn...
Parental Divorce, Residence Arrangements, and Contact between Grandchildren and Grandparents
Twentieth-century family sociology has focused very much on the nuclear family and conjugal bonds (Bengtson, 2001; Segalen, 2010). Although there are notable exceptions (including Bengtson & Robertson, 1985, and Cherlin & Furstenberg, 1986),...
Parent-Child Relationships in Stepfather Families and Adolescent Adjustment: A Latent Class Analysis
Because of high rates of divorce, nonmarital childbearing, cohabitation, and remarriage, an increasing number of children are growing up apart from their biological fathers and living with stepfathers. The transition to stepfamily living presents a number...
Parent Involvement in Head Start and Children's Development: Indirect Effects through Parenting
An extensive body of literature indicates that children from low-income families enter kindergarten ill prepared to learn, anywhere from one-half to a full standard deviation below their more advantaged peers (Duncan & Magnuson, 2013). Unfortunately,...
Parents' Family Time and Work Schedules: The Split-Shift Schedule in Spain
In Western societies, women's paid work time has risen dramatically since the 1970s, thus affecting the way parents combine paid work and family life (Jacobs & Gerson, 2005). Parents' amount of paid work is likely to influence family life, but their...
Pathways of Commitment to Wed: The Development and Dissolution of Romantic Relationships
The question ofwhy some relationships progress toward marriage whereas others falter is at the core of relationship science. The answer to this question lies in the study of commitment processes, and past work has shown that developmental pathways toward...
Testing Family Stress and Family Investment Explanations for Conduct Problems among African American Adolescents
The recent economic recession in the United States has highlighted the need for research that addresses the impact of financial stressors on families, especially those who have been hit hardest. Between 2000 and 2010, the unemployment rate in the United...
The Ties That Bind: Midlife Parents' Daily Experiences with Grown Children
Parents are often in touch with their grown children; more than half of midlife parents report contact with a grown child every day, and 75% to 90% report contact at least once a week (Arnett & Schwab, 2013; Fingerman, Cheng, Tighe, Birditt, &...
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