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Do Marriage and Cohabitation Provide Benefits to Health in Mid-Life? The role of childhood selection mechanisms and partnership characteristics across countries

Perelli-Harris, Brienna; Hoherz, Stefanie; Addo, Fenaba; Lappegard, Trude; Evans, Ann; Sassler, Sharon; Styre, Marta


Extensive research has found that marriage provides health benefits to individuals, particularly in the U.S. The rise of cohabitation, however, raises questions about whether simply being in an intimate co-residential partnership conveys the same health benefits as marriage. Here, we use OLS regression to compare differences between partnered and unpartnered, and cohabiting and married individuals with respect to self-rated health in mid-life, an understudied part of the lifecourse. We pay...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Population Research and Policy Review
DOI: 10.1007/s11113-018-9467-3
Access Rights: Open Access


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