Marriage and divorce affect not only individuals and families but also societies and economies. RAND research related to marriage and divorce includes studies on family planning and fertility, domestic violence and abuse, effects on physical health, wage-earning potential and economic security, workforce impacts, welfare services, and outcomes related to age of first marriage.
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The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been hard on military marriages, with the risk of divorce rising directly in relation to the length of time enlisted service members have been deployed to combat zones. The negative effects of deployment were largest among female military members.
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Findings indicate that both the protection and selection scenarios help explain the marriage advantage.
Describe a study in which they provide new insights into the "marriage benefit" and how it works.