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Effects of work and retirement within long-term marital relationships

  • Georgeanna M. Tryban


Long-term marriages of 21 retired working class couples were examined for the post-retirement effects on the marriage's social integration, happiness, involvement and satisfaction. Evidence suggests that marital patterns evolving in response to the work situation result in different types of relationships for dual paycheck and traditional couples. While both groups were happy, satisfied and involved in home, family and their own dyadic relationship, dual paycheck couples had more egalitarian and cooperative relationships. Their increased happiness, satisfaction and involvement are indicative of the benefits of their former dual employment.


Social Policy Social Issue Social Integration Marital Relationship Work Situation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Georgeanna M. Tryban
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  1. 1.Department of Sociology Case Western Reserve UniversityCleveland

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