Marriage and Family

The project on marriage and family aims to carry out original empirical research on marital and family stability and on parenting and how these relate to relational, health, and life outcomes for spouses and children. The project also aims to summarize the most rigorous research in this area that employs longitudinal designs to examine how decisions about marriage, divorce, parenting, and family structure relate to human flourishing outcomes such as health, happiness, character, meaning and purpose in life, financial stability, and close social relationships.


Publications on Marriage and Family 

Li, S., Kubzansky, L., VanderWeele, T.J. (20160). Divorce, remarriage, and religious service attendance among U.S. women. Technical Report.

Im, Y. and VanderWeele, T.J. (2016). The role of first-year maternal employment and paternal involvement in behavioral and cognitive development of young children. Technical Report.

Cacioppo, J.T., Cacioppo, S., Gonzaga, G., Ogburn, E.L., and VanderWeele, T.J. (2013). Marital satisfaction and break-ups differ across on-line and off-line meeting venues. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110:10135-10140.