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Kids of Parents Who Love Each Other Are More Likely to Marry Later and be Highly Educated

What kind of study was this?

This was a longitudinal observational study, which means that researchers just asked questions and took follow up measures later on. They then used statistical methods to see if there were any associations between the question answers and the follow-up measures.

What did researchers want to know?

They wanted to know whether there was a relationship between marital affection and children’s transition to adulthood.  

What did the researchers actually do?

Researchers interviewed parents using standardized questionnaires asking about marital affection (how much love each partner felt in the marriage) and then followed up 12 years later to measure educational attainment and age of marriage in their children.

What did the researchers find?

They found that the more love parents experienced in their marriage, the older their kids were when they got married, and the higher their children’s education levels were.

What does this mean for parents and kids?

Love matters. The work we do in our marriages/partnerships to build deeper and more loving bonds pays off in so many ways. Not only does it make our lives better, it can also positively contribute to our kids’ transition to adulthood.

Original article:
Sarah R. Brauner-Otto, William G. Axinn, Dirgha J. Ghimire; Parents’ Marital Quality and Children’s Transition to Adulthood. Demography 1 February 2020; 57 (1): 195–220. doi:
https://doi.org/10.1007/s13524-019-00851-w

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What kind of study was this?

This was a longitudinal observational study, which means that researchers just asked questions and took follow up measures later on. They then used statistical methods to see if there were any associations between the question answers and the follow-up measures.

What did researchers want to know?

They wanted to know whether there was a relationship between marital affection and children’s transition to adulthood.  

What did the researchers actually do?

Researchers interviewed parents using standardized questionnaires asking about marital affection (how much love each partner felt in the marriage) and then followed up 12 years later to measure educational attainment and age of marriage in their children.

What did the researchers find?

They found that the more love parents experienced in their marriage, the older their kids were when they got married, and the higher their children’s education levels were.

What does this mean for parents and kids?

Love matters. The work we do in our marriages/partnerships to build deeper and more loving bonds pays off in so many ways. Not only does it make our lives better, it can also positively contribute to our kids’ transition to adulthood.

Original article:
Sarah R. Brauner-Otto, William G. Axinn, Dirgha J. Ghimire; Parents’ Marital Quality and Children’s Transition to Adulthood. Demography 1 February 2020; 57 (1): 195–220. doi:
https://doi.org/10.1007/s13524-019-00851-w

What kind of study was this?

This was a longitudinal observational study, which means that researchers just asked questions and took follow up measures later on. They then used statistical methods to see if there were any associations between the question answers and the follow-up measures.

What did researchers want to know?

They wanted to know whether there was a relationship between marital affection and children’s transition to adulthood.  

What did the researchers actually do?

Researchers interviewed parents using standardized questionnaires asking about marital affection (how much love each partner felt in the marriage) and then followed up 12 years later to measure educational attainment and age of marriage in their children.

What did the researchers find?

They found that the more love parents experienced in their marriage, the older their kids were when they got married, and the higher their children’s education levels were.

What does this mean for parents and kids?

Love matters. The work we do in our marriages/partnerships to build deeper and more loving bonds pays off in so many ways. Not only does it make our lives better, it can also positively contribute to our kids’ transition to adulthood.

Original article:
Sarah R. Brauner-Otto, William G. Axinn, Dirgha J. Ghimire; Parents’ Marital Quality and Children’s Transition to Adulthood. Demography 1 February 2020; 57 (1): 195–220. doi:
https://doi.org/10.1007/s13524-019-00851-w

What kind of study was this?

This was a longitudinal observational study, which means that researchers just asked questions and took follow up measures later on. They then used statistical methods to see if there were any associations between the question answers and the follow-up measures.

What did researchers want to know?

They wanted to know whether there was a relationship between marital affection and children’s transition to adulthood.  

What did the researchers actually do?

Researchers interviewed parents using standardized questionnaires asking about marital affection (how much love each partner felt in the marriage) and then followed up 12 years later to measure educational attainment and age of marriage in their children.

What did the researchers find?

They found that the more love parents experienced in their marriage, the older their kids were when they got married, and the higher their children’s education levels were.

What does this mean for parents and kids?

Love matters. The work we do in our marriages/partnerships to build deeper and more loving bonds pays off in so many ways. Not only does it make our lives better, it can also positively contribute to our kids’ transition to adulthood.

Original article:
Sarah R. Brauner-Otto, William G. Axinn, Dirgha J. Ghimire; Parents’ Marital Quality and Children’s Transition to Adulthood. Demography 1 February 2020; 57 (1): 195–220. doi:
https://doi.org/10.1007/s13524-019-00851-w

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