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Declining Health and Marital Quality
Alan Booth and David R. Johnson
Journal of Marriage and Family
Vol. 56, No. 1 (Feb., 1994), pp. 218-223
Published by: National Council on Family Relations
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/352716
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Using a national sample of 1,298 married persons, we examined the effect of a change in health over a 3-year period on shifts in marital quality. The analysis suggests that decrements in health have an adverse influence on marital quality. Changes in financial circumstances, shifts in the division of household labor, declines in marital activities, and the problematic behavior of the afflicted individual account for much of the health-marital quality relationship.
Journal of Marriage and Family © 1994 National Council on Family Relations