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The Resource Early Years of Marriage (EYM) Project, Years 1-4, 1986-1989

Early Years of Marriage (EYM) Project, Years 1-4, 1986-1989

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Early Years of Marriage (EYM) Project, Years 1-4, 1986-1989
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Early Years of Marriage (EYM) Project, Years 1-4, 1986-1989
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The purpose of the Early Years of Marriage (EYM) Project was to determine ways in which the early development of marriage for Black couples and White couples affect the mental and physical health of spouses, marital stability, long-term marital outcomes, patterns of family life and, for those who divorce, individual adjustment to family disruption. The EYM Project began in 1986 with 373 newlywed couples--174 White couples and 199 Black couples. The marriages were all intra-racial and it was the first marriage for both spouses. Year 1 interviews, which queried the couples on various aspects of married life, began after four to nine months into the marriage. Very few respondents who originally participated in Year 1 of the study refused to participate in subsequent phases of the study. In 1986 (Year 1) and 1988 (Year 3) spouses were interviewed in their homes separately and together, with the interviews conducted by interviewers of the same race. In 1987 (Year 2) and 1989 (Year 4) shorter individual telephone interviews were conducted. In all four years, respondents were queried on a wide variety of topics such as feelings and perceptions of their own family, spouse, in-laws, and their spouse's friends, family planning, how many children they should have, how the children should be reared, childcare, and household roles and responsibilities. A series of questions was asked about reasons for getting married, how satisfying married life was, what, if any, were the special pleasures and good feelings that came from being married, how often arguments and disagreements occurred, main reasons for arguments, and how they were eventually resolved. A series of questions were also asked regarding the mental and physical health of the spouse, job satisfaction, job security, and how the job affected the family. In Year 2 and Year 4 interviews (Parts 2-4), a series of questions regarding separation and divorce were also asked. Demographic variables include race, gender, age, level of education, occupation, income, and religious preference
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Veroff, Joseph
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  • Douvan, Elizabeth
  • Hatchett, Shirley
  • Orbuch, Terri
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Early Years of Marriage (EYM) Project, Years 1-4, 1986-1989
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  • 1986
  • 1987
  • 1988
  • 1989
  • 4557
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ICPSR04557.v1
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Early Years of Marriage (EYM) Project, Years 1-4, 1986-1989
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  • 1986
  • 1987
  • 1988
  • 1989
  • 4557
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ICPSR04557.v1
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions

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