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Marriage in Later Life 

Marriage in Later Life  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Topics include the Dutch election results, privacy at work and old people getting married.

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Newly appointed ESRC Council member Professor Jane Falkingham, Director of the ESRC Centre for Population Change discussing marriage in later life. 

Interview starts at 37:01 until the end of the programme.

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The secret to a happy marriage? Saying 'thank you'

The secret to a happy marriage? Saying 'thank you' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Scientists at Georgia University found gratitude and believing that partner values you, directly influences how you behave in your marriage, as well as your levels of commitment.

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Article cites findings using data from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey 

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Get married for good health

Marriage is good for you, according to a major new study – and the effects are especially significant for men. Even those who divorce will see their health improve again if they remarry, scientists found.

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Article cites a study by the IOE using data from the ESRC funded British National Child Development Study

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Getting married before having children 'boosts chances of staying together'

Getting married before having children 'boosts chances of staying together' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Couples who get married before having children dramatically less likely to split up than those who choose to cohabit

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Article cites research findings from data at the ESRC-funded Understanding Society

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Couples who stay together can boost their income by an average 35 per cent

Couples who stay together can boost their income by an average 35 per cent | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The study found couples could earn thousands more - almost as much as having a degree - just by sticking with their partner. 

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The research cited in the article used data from the ESRC-funded Understanding Society study.

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Marry your best friend for the happiest marriage, new study says

Marry your best friend for the happiest marriage, new study says | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

According to new research, couples who were also best friends experienced the most happiness in life, while married people were in general happier than unmarried ones.

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The article cites findings from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Study.

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Study Finds One More Reason To Marry Your Best Friend

Study Finds One More Reason To Marry Your Best Friend | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The race to the altar has become more of a marathon than a sprint. And though younger generations might be slower to get there, marriage still offers a big draw: According to a new study, married people are happier than their single counterparts.

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The article cites the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Study.

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In Sickness And In Health: Are Married People Really More Satisfied?

In Sickness And In Health: Are Married People Really More Satisfied? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Does marriage make people happier? Between high divorce rates and the many young people postponing or forgoing marriage entirely (if their state allows them to marry at all), the answer may seem like a clear "no."

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Article cites data from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey

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Daniella Rios Gil's curator insight, April 23, 2015 12:55 AM

Marriage in this century is very different than when my parents get married. Marriage at this time make people happier but not because they love each other, it's because they think that marriage is easy and everything is about been satisfied with your couple. Marriage should be  a way to be with the person you love. Here in the United States young people get married because they usually get out of their parents house when they turn into eighteen, I think that's one of the reasons why young people in the United States get married and most of them ended up on divorce.

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Couples hit hardest by recession are eight times as likely to break up

A study by Relate – Relationships, Recession and Recovery –  shows that couples worst affected by the recession are eight times as likely to suffer relationship breakdown.

The charity analysed data from Understanding Society (the UK's prime longitudinal study) that detailed how people in the UK were affected by the economic downturn from 2009 to 2012. 

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Understanding Society is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

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Job losses and debts blamed for higher levels of family break-up

Job losses and debts blamed for higher levels of family break-up | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

While marriages and partnerships of the better off mainly survived years of economic adversity, those who lost their jobs or fell into debt suffered high levels of family break-up, a study said.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Understanding Society study

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It's never too late to say 'I do': why the over-65s have fallen for marriage

It's never too late to say 'I do': why the over-65s have fallen for marriage | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Yvonne Roberts: The marriage rate is going up for people in their sixties. And the baby boomers who rejected convention in their youth now want to reinvent old age – and extend the adventure of youth
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The article quotes researchers behind the ESRC-funded 'Enduring Love?' project.

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Unwed parents four times more likely than the married to split

Unwed parents four times more likely than the married to split | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Unmarried couples account for more than half of all family breakdowns, even though they make up only one fifth of all couples with children.

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Women are worriers and men get angry: How the sexes deal with marriage

Women are worriers and men get angry: How the sexes deal with marriage | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Researchers found that in a long term marriage, women worry and become sad and frustrated. Men, however, simply get frustrated.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey

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Is this the secret to a lasting marriage?

Is this the secret to a lasting marriage? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Researchers in Canada found happily married women were more sensitive to their husband’s unexpected positive emotions than to their negative ones.
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The research cited in this article used data from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey.

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How being married is good for your health.. especially if you're a man

How being married is good for your health.. especially if you're a man | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The study, by the Institute of Education at University College London, supports a series of analyses from around the world which have established married people have better health and longer lives.
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The report cited in the article used data from the ESRC-funded 1958 National Child Development Study.

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Marry before having kids and you're less likely to split

Marry before having kids and you're less likely to split | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The research, which was carried out for the Marriage Foundation think-tank, showed that marrying before starting a family was a major factor in keeping parents together.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Understanding Society

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Are married couples really happier?

Are married couples really happier? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Americans seem invested in the idea that getting married makes them better than single people, and researchers are trying mightily to show them they are right.

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Article cites research findings from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey based at the Institute for Social and Economic Research

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Married couples are happier than singles says new study

Married couples are happier than singles says new study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Married couples are happier than single people, especially those who say they married their best friend, says a new study.

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The article cites findings from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Study.

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Midlife crisis got you down? Marriage might help you get through it

Midlife crisis got you down? Marriage might help you get through it | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
New research concludes that not only are those who marry happier than single people, but the positive effects of marriage extend into the long term
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The article cites the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Study.

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EHolland's curator insight, January 13, 2015 4:35 AM

Highlights a positive effect that marriage has on people

Angelica King's curator insight, January 14, 2015 10:59 AM

Marriage

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Only 1 in 20 unwed parents will stay together until first-born is 15

Only 1 in 20 unwed parents will stay together until first-born is 15 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Most young couples who do not get married are heading for a life of failed relationships and single parenthood, but many are put off marriage by the cost of a wedding, research suggests.
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Article references projections from Understanding Society, an ESRC-funded longitudinal study.

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When times are tough, couples break up

When times are tough, couples break up | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The recession has taken a heavy toll on poorer couples and families, according to a large-scale study of how the downturn affected relationships.

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The study, based on the lives of 20 000 people who take part in the academically-run Understanding Society long-term survey, split couples into groups, ranging from those who thrived in the years after the banking collapse in 2008 to those who were forced out of work and into benefit dependency.


Understanding Society is funded by the ESRC.

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Marriage has moved on and now the children come first

Marriage has moved on and now the children come first | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

They may not be Mr and Mrs Smith but, by delaying wedlock, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are part of a new norm.

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The article cites research by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Most family break-ups involve unmarried parents

Most family break-ups involve unmarried parents | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Unwed cohabiting couples are four times more likely to split up than those who are married, with staggering implications their children's wellbeing.

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