The role of money arguments in marriage

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Show simple item record Britt, Sonya L. Huston, Sandra J. 2012-12-20T19:48:01Z 2012-12-20T19:48:01Z 2012-12-20
dc.description.abstract Despite the paucity of empirical evidence indicating the impact of money arguments on spousal relationship outcomes, it is common belief that money plays a large role in the life of couples. This study used panel data from the 1979 National Longitudinal Study of Youth (NLSY79) to examine how money-related arguments affect the marital relationship. Economic theory indicates that initial expectations about the marriage and variance in expectations are both important in predicting relationship satisfaction and divorce. Money arguments were modeled as a sign of the lack of investment in spousal-specific capital and were hypothesized to negatively impact relationship quality. Results suggest that money arguments are an important indicator of relationship satisfaction, but are not as influential in predicting divorce. Both the approach used to model money arguments and the empirical results can be used by marriage therapists and financial counselors to help couples understand and improve the benefits received through marriage. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.uri en_US
dc.rights The final publication is available at en_US
dc.subject Money arguments en_US
dc.subject Divorce en_US
dc.subject Relationship satisfaction en_US
dc.subject Predictors en_US
dc.title The role of money arguments in marriage en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US 2012 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.1007/s10834-012-9304-5 en_US
dc.citation.epage 476 en_US
dc.citation.issue 4 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Journal of Family and Economic Issues en_US
dc.citation.spage 464 en_US
dc.citation.volume 33 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid sbritt en_US

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