Neither Resilience nor Decline: The Complexity of Modern Marriage

Neither Resilience nor Decline: The Complexity of Modern Marriage Sex Roles (2009) 60:902–903 DOI 10.1007/s11199-008-9551-y BOOK REVIEW Neither Resilience nor Decline: The Complexity of Modern Marriage Alone Together: How Marriage in America is Changing. By Paul R. Amato, Alan Booth, David R. Johnson, and Stacy J. Rogers, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2007. 323 pp. $45.00 (hardcover). ISBN-10: 0674022815 Wind Goodfriend Published online: 15 October 2008 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2008 This intelligent, data-driven book offers a balanced and the state of marriage is changing, and the authors will guide insightful view into the state of contemporary marriage. readers through an understanding of those changes, without Upon reading the title, many people may fear over 300 personal agendas getting in the way. They eventually pages of political propaganda about marriage in the U.S. conclude that neither the “decline” nor the “resilience” views today. However, from the beginning, the authors offer a fair are truly complex enough to capture the picture of marital and reasonable perspective. They begin by delineating two change. For example, they determine that “the mean level of different views regarding how marriage has changed over the martial happiness did not change…couples [today] are less last century or so. The first perspective, labeled “marital likely Sex Roles Springer Journals

Neither Resilience nor Decline: The Complexity of Modern Marriage

Sex Roles , Volume 60 (12) – Oct 15, 2008

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