The Effects of Marriage on Health: A Synthesis of Recent Research Evidence


This report synthesizes current research on the relationship between marital status and healthy behaviors, health status and longevity, mental health and substance use, health care access and utilization, and intergenerational health effects. It focuses on relevant U.S. studies that carefully address selection and causality and were published in peer-reviewed journals since 1990.


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