This study draws on interviews with 57 first-married newlyweds from low-income communities to compare the composition and structure of Black and White couples' duocentric social networks.
Nov 11, 2015
The appropriate format for services supporting military families depends on how vulnerabilities and resources are distributed across and within those families.
Jul 14, 2015
The authors offer new tools for expanding on the existing literature by describing methods of collecting and analyzing duocentric social networks, that is, the combined social networks of couples.
Feb 13, 2015
The report provides a deeper understanding of military family readiness, describing the measures used in the baseline assessment, data-collection design and procedures, sampling and recruiting procedures, and the baseline sample of military families.
Apr 28, 2014
Interventions intended to prevent relationship distress are expected to enhance relationship satisfaction and, in turn, reduce the need for later couples counseling.
Feb 1, 2014
Using Indirect Estimates Based on Name and Census Tract to Improve the Efficiency of Sampling Matched Ethnic Couples from Marriage License Data
We describe a new method that allows oversampling on the basis of indirectly estimated race/ethnicity when name and address information are available.
Jan 1, 2013
Since military operations began in Afghanistan and Iraq, lengthy deployments have led to concerns about the vulnerability of military marriages.
Dec 1, 2012
Summarizes analyses of existing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) studies for war zone veterans, finding that the prevalence estimates vary widely and are linked to the use of different PTSD diagnostic definitions and divergent study samples.
Feb 11, 2010
Disparate Prevalence Estimates of PTSD Among Service Members Who Served in Iraq and Afghanistan: Possible Explanations
Combat exposure is the only correlate consistently associated with PTSD.
Jan 1, 2010
Using panel data from the Health and Retirement Study, analyzes the impact of a lifetime of marriage events on wealth levels near retirement.
Dec 16, 2008
Invisible Wounds: Predicting the Immediate and Long-Term Consequences of Mental Health Problems in Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom
Reviews literature on post-traumatic stress disorder, major depression, and traumatic brain injury and discusses the likely effects of these conditions for veterans that have served in Afghanistan and Iraq and their families.
Apr 18, 2008
This research brief summarizes a comprehensive RAND study of the mental health and cognitive needs of returning servicemembers and veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
Apr 8, 2008
Invisible Wounds of War: Summary and Recommendations for Addressing Psychological and Cognitive Injuries
Summarizes key findings and recommendations from Invisible Wounds of War: Psychological and Cognitive Injuries, Their Consequences, and Services to Assist Recovery (Tanielian and Jaycox [Eds.], MG-720-CCF, 2008).
Mar 30, 2008
Invisible Wounds of War: Psychological and Cognitive Injuries, Their Consequences, and Services to Assist Recovery
A comprehensive study of the post-deployment health-related needs associated with post-traumatic stress disorder, major depression, and traumatic brain injury among servicemembers returning from Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
Mar 26, 2008
Relationship Risks in Context: A Cumulative Risk Approach to Understanding Relationship Satisfaction
Risks associated with less satisfying intimate relationships often co-occur within individuals. Relationship satisfaction was lower among those with more risks, and cumulative risk score was predictive above and beyond the individual risk factors.
Jan 1, 2008
Adolescent Romantic Relationships as Precursors of Healthy Adult Marriages: A Review of Theory, Research, and Programs
Evaluates the current landscape of theory, research, and interventions addressing the role of adolescent romantic relationships in the development of healthy adult marriages.
Sep 19, 2007
Families Under Stress: An Assessment of Data, Theory, and Research on Marriage and Divorce in the Military
Evaluates the effects of extended deployments on military marriages.
Mar 21, 2007
In these comments, the author suggests that the call for a new shift in the focus of marital research may be premature.
Jan 1, 2007
These findings highlight the importance of a dyadic approach when examining the role of stress in marriage.
Jan 1, 2007
Under what circumstances are spouses more or less likely to engage in aggressive behaviors?
Jan 1, 2006
Current proposals to promote and strengthen marriage among low-income populations focus on values and behavioral skills as targets of intervention.
Jan 1, 2005