Essays in Developmental Psychology
Randall Summers, Charles Golden, Lisa Lashley, & Erica Ailes
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Official legislation on the touted “fundamental right” of marriage dates back to the 1800s in the United States, showing the prominence and important that the concept of marriage has on society. Changes in laws and policy have increased the opportunity for marriage to a larger population and as such, research on the construct, its benefits, challenges and statistics has become an area of significant interest. The legal and financial implications of a marriage contract have also encouraged researchers due to the serious and long-lasting implications such a contract can have. Reasons to marry are endless, are highly individualized and can range from affection and love, to financial to necessity in order to obtain various legal rights, as just a few examples.
cohabitation, divorce, laws and policy, legal rights, marriage, marriage contract, marriage postponement, society, United States
Fitzgibbon, K. E.,
Lashley, L. K.,
Golden, C. J.
(2020). Marriage. Essays in Developmental Psychology.
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