Journals Higher Education



Published: 05 July 2017

266 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190296650

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The Marriage Paradox

Why Emerging Adults Love Marriage Yet Push it Aside

Brian J. Willoughby and Spencer L. James

Emerging Adulthood Series

  • First attempt to explain through data and theory why emerging adults are retreating from marriage despite reporting that it is still important to them
  • Gives voice to emerging adults' views on marriage with quotations from them throughout
  • For the first time, fully describes the findings of a three-year, mixed-methods study on marriage among emerging adults
  • Blends national data, previous research findings, and a focused sample of middle-class emerging adults

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