Data Resources

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Measures of Cohabitation: A Binary Variable Problem?
  • Sarah Halpern-Meekin, and Laura Tach, Co-PIs
    University of Wisconsin-Madison, Human Development & Family Studies
    Cornell University, College of Human Ecology
    • WP-11-05
      • Published as Couple Disagreement in Reporting on Courtship Stages: Implications for Measurement and Marital Outcomes in Social Science Research, (2013), 42: 1143-1155.
      • Published as Discordance in Couples’ Reporting of Courtship Stages: Implications for Measurement and Marital Quality in Social Science Research, (2013), doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2013.01.009


Factors Affecting Adults’ Knowledge of their Partner’s Medical Treatment Preferences

  • Sara M. Moorman and Deborah Carr, Co-PIs
    Boston College, Department of Sociology and Institute on Aging 
    Rutgers University, Department of Sociology
    • WP-12-05
    • WP-12-03
    • WP-12-01
      • Published as The Role of Relationship Biography in Advance Care Planning, in Journal of Aging and Health, June 2, 2014; doi:10.1177/0898264314534895
      • Published as Does End-of-Life Planning Help Partners Become Better Surrogates?", 2014, The Gerontologist; doi: 10.1093/geront/gnu031
      • Published as Persistent Problems in End-of-Life Planning Among Young- and Middle-Aged American Couples, (2013) 68(1): 97-106, in The Journals of Gerontology, Series B; doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbs103
      • Published as Predicting a Partner's End-of-Life Preferences, or Substituting One's Own?, Volume 75, Issue 3, Pp. 734-745, June 2013, in Journal of Marriage and Family; doi: 10.1111/jomf.12030

Proposal to Administer the Marital Disillusionment Scale in the Knowledge Networks Panel Survey
  • Sylvia Niehuis and Alan Reifman, Co-PIs 
    Texas Tech University, Department of Human Development and Family Studies

Gender, Beliefs about Spouses' Work-Family Conflict, and Relationship Quality

  • More than half of couples (55.9% of husbands and 55.0% of wives) are inaccurate in their estimates of their spouses’ work-family conflict.
  • Husbands are significantly more likely to overestimate, than underestimate, wives’ work-family conflict.
    • This result is consistent with gendered cultural scripts that employed women “should” be feeling high work-family conflict.
  • There are few differences in whether wives overestimate or underestimate husbands’ work-family conflict.
    • This result does not support the prediction that wives would be more likely to underestimate, than overestimate, husbands’ work-family conflict due to gendered cultural scripts that employed men “should” not have much work-family conflict.
  • Husbands’ overestimating wives’ work-family conflict is related to husbands’ perceptions of better relationship quality.
  • Wives’ underestimating husband’s conflict is related to both spouses’ perceptions of poorer relationship quality.

  • Kei Nomaguchi and Melissa Milkie, Co-PIs
    Bowling Green State University, Department of Sociology
    University of Maryland, Department of Sociology

*Knowledge Networks Source of Survey Panel