Benefits of marriage for adults

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  1. Robins, L. N., Regier, D. A. (1991). Psychiatric disorders in America: The epidemiologic catchment area study. New York: The Free Press, p. 103.
  2. Coombs, R. H. (1991). Marital status and personal wellbeing: A literature review. Family Relations 40 (1): 97-102.
  3. Joung, I.M., van de Mheen, H., Stronks, K., van Poppel, F.W.A, Mackenbach, J.P. (1994). Difference in self-reported morbidity by marital status and by living arrangement. International Journal of Epidemiology 23 (1): 91-97.
  4. Waite, L.J., Gallagher, M. (2000). The case for marriage. New York: Doubleday, p. 60.
  5. Williams, D. R., Takeuchi, D. T., Adair, R. K. (1992). Marital status and psychiatric disorders among  blacks and whites. Journal of Health and Social Behavior 33 (2): 140-157.
  6. Lichter, D.T., Roempke, D., Brown, B.J., (2003). Is marriage a panacea? Union formation among economically disadvantaged unwed mothers. Social Problems 50: 60–86.
  7. Wilcox, W.B. et al. (2005) Why marriage matters, second edition. Twenty-six conclusions from the social sciences. New York: Institute for American Values, p. 11. Retrieved September 14, 2011 from
  8. Ibid.
  9. Ibid., p. 30.
  10. Lerman, R.I. (2002, July). Marriage and the economic well-being of families with children: A review of the literature. Washington: Urban Institute and American University, p. 20. Retrieved September 14, 2011 from
  11. Wilcox, Why marriage matters, p. 6.
  12. Ibid.
  13. Ibid.

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