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Reality Check: Are we living happily ever after? - BBC News

Reality Check: Are we living happily ever after? - BBC News | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Divorce rates have fallen but does that mean relationships are becoming more stable? Reality Check asks whether we are becoming a nation of couples living happily ever after. 

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This article cites data from ESRC funded research from: the Millennium Cohort Study, Institute for Fiscal Studies and Understanding Society. 

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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

based at the ISER

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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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Highlights a positive effect that marriage has on people

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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.