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Effect of Economic Resources on Marital Quality in Black Married Couples

Patricia Clark-Nicolas and Bernadette Gray-Little
Journal of Marriage and Family
Vol. 53, No. 3 (Aug., 1991), pp. 645-655
DOI: 10.2307/352740
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/352740
Page Count: 11
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Effect of Economic Resources on Marital Quality in Black Married Couples
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Abstract

This research examines the effects of several socioeconomic variables on three aspects of marital quality—global marital satisfaction, reciprocity, and evaluation of spouse's role performance—in a sample of 150 black spouses. On the whole, subjective indices such as perceived economic adequacy are more closely related to all aspects of marital quality than the objective measures of income, education, or occupation. For husbands, interactions between high/low status and economic resources support the view that economic resources are important predictors of marital quality among low-income groups but are less relevant to middle-income relationships. Efforts to identify other major contributors to marital quality reveal that the experience of personal growth in the relationship, job satisfaction, and the number of children are critically important to understanding marital quality among black couples.

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