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Marital status and quality of relationships: The impact on health perception

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  • Ren, Xinhua Steve
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    Using data from the National Survey of Families and Households (1987-1988), this study investigates how a variety of family conditions (including marital status as well as the quality of marital and cohabiting relationships) influences global health perception among 12,274 American adults. Health perception tends to vary according to different subcategories of the unmarried status. Logistic regression analyses indicate that health perception depends on marital status as well as on the quality of marriage and cohabitation. The health impacts of marriage are also determined by social network support.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Social Science & Medicine.

    Volume (Year): 44 (1997)
    Issue (Month): 2 (January)
    Pages: 241-249

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:socmed:v:44:y:1997:i:2:p:241-249

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    Keywords: marital status quality of relationships social support health perception;

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    1. Teresa García-Muñoz & Shoshana Neuman & Tzahi Neuman, 2014. "Subjective Health Status of the Older Population: Is It Related to Country-Specific Economic Development Measures?," Working Papers 2014-02, Department of Economics, Bar-Ilan University.
    2. Ross, Kara L. & Amanor-Boadu, Vincent, 2010. "They Say That They Are Healthy, But Are They? Health Perceptions In The U.S," 115th Joint EAAE/AAEA Seminar, September 15-17, 2010, Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany 116438, European Association of Agricultural Economists;Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
    3. Wilson, Chris M. & Oswald, Andrew J., 2005. "How Does Marriage Affect Physical and Psychological Health? A Survey of the Longitudinal Evidence," IZA Discussion Papers 1619, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    4. Sharifah Haron & Deanna Sharpe & Jariah Masud & Mohamed Abdel-Ghany, 2010. "Health Divide: Economic and Demographic Factors Associated with Self-Reported Health Among Older Malaysians," Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Springer, vol. 31(3), pages 328-337, September.

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