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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813287/marital-satisfaction-and-divorce-in-couples-in-stepfamilies
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Anita DeLongis, Amy Zwicker
We review research and theory examining stress and coping in stepfamilies as predictors of marital quality and divorce. Although the divorce rate in first-marriages has stabilized after years of increase in North America, the divorce rate of remarriages continues to increase. We argue that depression and marital distress are both mechanisms through which stepfamily stress impacts marital stability, with parenting stressors particularly potent determinants of divorce. We draw upon our own research predicting divorce across 20 years in 112 married couples in stepfamilies, as well as from the larger literature on stepfamilies...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813281/romantic-relationships-and-mental-health
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REVIEW
Scott Braithwaite, Julianne Holt-Lunstad
This paper reviews the research on relationships and mental health. Individuals who are more mentally healthy are more likely to select into relationships, but relationships are also demonstrably associated with mental health. The type of relationship matters - evidence suggests that more established, committed relationships, such as marriage, are associated with greater benefits than less committed unions such as cohabitation. The association between relationships and mental health is clearly bidirectional, however, stronger effects are observed when mental health is the outcome and relationships are the predictor, suggesting that the causal arrow flows more strongly from relationships to mental health than vice versa...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812239/social-status-discrimination-and-minority-individuals-mental-health-a-secondary-analysis-of-us-national-surveys
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Celia C Lo, Tyrone C Cheng
OBJECTIVES: Our study measured minority individuals' social status factors and frequency of discrimination experiences, in order to delineate social mechanisms linking race/ethnicity to mental status (specifically, to current mood/anxiety disorder and self-rated mental health). METHODS: In this nationally representative secondary research, our data analyses drew on the cross-sectional "Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Surveys," dating 2001-2003. The sample for the final model numbered 9368 respondents (2016 Asians, 2676 Latinos, 4676 blacks)...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812238/women-s-progress-for-men-s-gain-gender-specific-changes-in-the-return-to-education-as-measured-by-family-standard-of-living-1990-to-2009-2011
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ChangHwan Kim, Arthur Sakamoto
This study investigates gender-specific changes in the total financial return to education among persons of prime working ages (35-44 years) using U.S. Census data from 1990 and 2000, and the 2009-2011 American Community Survey. We define the total financial return to education as the family standard of living as measured by family income adjusted for family size. Our results indicate that women experienced significant progress in educational attainment and labor market outcomes over this time period. Ironically, married women's progress in education and personal earnings has led to greater improvement in the family standard of living for married men than for women themselves...
August 15, 2017: Demography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811365/a-model-explaining-the-matrilateral-bias-in-alloparental-investment
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Gretchen Perry, Martin Daly
Maternal grandmothers invest more in childcare than paternal grandmothers. This bias is large where the expression of preferences is unconstrained by residential and lineage norms, and is detectable even where marriage removes women from their natal families. We maintain that the standard evolutionary explanation, paternity uncertainty, is incomplete, and present an expanded model incorporating effects of alloparents on the mother as well as on her children. Alloparenting lightens a mother's load and increases her residual nepotistic value: her expected fitness from later investments in personal reproduction and in her natal relatives...
August 15, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805435/the-development-of-marital-tension-implications-for-divorce-among-married-couples
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Kira S Birditt, Wylie H Wan, Terri L Orbuch, Toni C Antonucci
Marriages are often characterized by their positive and negative features in terms of whether they elicit feelings of satisfaction and happiness or conflict and negativity. Although research has examined the development of marital happiness, less is known about the development of negativity among married couples. We examined how marital tension (i.e., feelings of tension, resentment, irritation) develops within couples over time and whether marital tension has unique implications for divorce. Specifically, we examined marital tension among husbands and wives within the same couples from the first to the sixteenth year of marriage, as well as links between marital tension and divorce...
August 14, 2017: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799962/intention-to-receive-breast-cancer-screening-and-related-factors-of-influence-among-vietnamese-women-in-transnational-marriages
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Fang-Hsin Lee
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is a major global health issue. Receivingregular breast cancer screenings aids in the early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Numerous factors influence whether a Vietnamese woman receives breast cancer screening. PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to understand current rates of breast cancer screening and explore the factors that influence intention to undergo breast cancer screening among Vietnamese women in transnational marriages...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799899/the-gut-microbiota-food-science-and-human-nutrition-a-timely-marriage
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REVIEW
Michael J Barratt, Carlito Lebrilla, Howard-Yana Shapiro, Jeffrey I Gordon
Analytic advances are enabling more precise definitions of the molecular composition of key food staples incorporated into contemporary diets and how the nutrient landscapes of these staples vary as a function of cultivar and food processing methods. This knowledge, combined with insights about the interrelationship between consumer microbiota configurations and biotransformation of food ingredients, should have a number of effects on agriculture, food production, and strategies for improving the nutritional value of foods and health status...
August 9, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798507/family-background-and-contemporary-changes-in-young-adults-school-work-transitions-and-family-formation-in-the-united-states
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Chelsea Smith, Robert Crosnoe, Shih-Yi Chao
The oft-discussed lengthening of the transition into adulthood is unlikely uniform across diverse segments of the population. This study followed youth in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 and 1997 cohorts (n = 12,686 and 8,984, respectively) from 16 to 32 years old to investigate this trend in the United States, examining cross-cohort changes in transitions with a focus on differences by family background. Logistic regressions revealed that young adults in the most recent cohort were less likely to have completed schooling, fully entered the labor force, married, or become parents by their 30s than those in the older cohort...
December 2016: Research in Social Stratification and Mobility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796826/health-behaviors-and-union-dissolution-among-parents-of-young-children-differences-by-marital-status
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Jess M Meyer, Christine Percheski
Previous research finds that marriage is associated with better health and lower mortality, and one of the mechanisms underlying this association is health-related selection out of marriage. Using longitudinal survey data from 2,348 couples from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, we examine whether certain health behaviors-smoking and binge drinking-are associated with risk of union dissolution among couples with young children. We use discrete time hazard models to test whether associations between health behaviors and union dissolution differ between married and cohabiting parents...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796570/pedigree-analysis-of-familial-primary-concomitant-horizontal-strabismus-in-northern-india
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Zia Chaudhuri, Jibin John, Satinder Aneja, B K Thelma
PURPOSE: Familial clustering of common forms of primary strabismus like esotropia (ET) and exotropia (XT) is observed in a proportion of the strabismus cohort. The genetic components of this remain unidentified. Linkage studies have demonstrated susceptibility locus for primary strabismus at the STBMS1 locus on 7p22.1 as well as other loci on 4q28.3 and 7q31.2. Recently next generation sequencing (NGS) technology has emerged as a powerful tool in discovery genomics and a large number of novel disease-causing variants are being reported...
August 10, 2017: Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795827/the-parting-parent-concern-inventory-parents-appraisals-correlate-with-divorced-family-functioning
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Keith Sanford, Alannah Shelby Rivers
When married parents go through a divorce, they may have concerns in 6 areas that are associated with postdivorce family adjustment. These include concerns about malice, power, custody, child rejection, esteem, and finances. The Parting Parent Concern Inventory assesses these concerns. It was developed in a series of preliminary studies, and this report focuses on results from 2 subsequent validation studies including 643 divorced parents with at least 1 child from their former marriage under the age of 18...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793942/consanguineous-marriage-in-jordan-an-update
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M Mazharul Islam, Faisal M Ababneh, Md Hasinur Rahaman Khan
This study examined the recent level, trends and determinants of consanguineous marriage in Jordan using time-series data from the Jordan Population and Family Health Surveys (JPFHSs). According to the 2012 JPFHS, 35% of all marriages were consanguineous in Jordan in 2012. There has been a declining trend in consanguinity in the country, with the rate decreasing from a level of 57% in 1990. Most consanguineous marriage in 2012 were first cousin marriages, constituting 23% of all marriages and 66% of all consanguineous marriages...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Biosocial Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791141/integrating-sentiment-and-social-structure-to-determine-preference-alignments-the-irish-marriage-referendum
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David J P O'Sullivan, Guillermo Garduño-Hernández, James P Gleeson, Mariano Beguerisse-Díaz
We examine the relationship between social structure and sentiment through the analysis of a large collection of tweets about the Irish Marriage Referendum of 2015. We obtain the sentiment of every tweet with the hashtags #marref and #marriageref that was posted in the days leading to the referendum, and construct networks to aggregate sentiment and use it to study the interactions among users. Our analysis shows that the sentiment of outgoing mention tweets is correlated with the sentiment of incoming mentions, and there are significantly more connections between users with similar sentiment scores than among users with opposite scores in the mention and follower networks...
July 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790363/extreme-absorption-enhancement-in-znte-o-zno-intermediate-band-core-shell-nanowires-by-interplay-of-dielectric-resonance-and-plasmonic-bowtie-nanoantennas
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Kui-Ying Nie, Jing Li, Xuanhu Chen, Yang Xu, Xuecou Tu, Fang-Fang Ren, Qingguo Du, Lan Fu, Lin Kang, Kun Tang, Shulin Gu, Rong Zhang, Peiheng Wu, Youdou Zheng, Hark Hoe Tan, Chennupati Jagadish, Jiandong Ye
Intermediate band solar cells (IBSCs) are conceptual and promising for next generation high efficiency photovoltaic devices, whereas, IB impact on the cell performance is still marginal due to the weak absorption of IB states. Here a rational design of a hybrid structure composed of ZnTe:O/ZnO core-shell nanowires (NWs) with Al bowtie nanoantennas is demonstrated to exhibit strong ability in tuning and enhancing broadband light response. The optimized nanowire dimensions enable absorption enhancement by engineering leaky-mode dielectric resonances...
August 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789590/divorce-and-parity-progression-following-the-death-of-a-child-a-register-based-study-from-finland
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Fjalar Finnäs, Mikael Rostila, Jan Saarela
Most studies that have examined whether a child's death influences parental relationship stability have used small-scale data sets and their results are inconclusive. A likely reason is that child loss affects not only the risk of parental separation, but also the risk of having another child. Hence parity progression and separation must be treated as two competing events in relation to child loss. The analysis in this paper used Finnish register data from 1971 to 2003, covering over 100,000 married couples whose durations of both first marriage and parenthood could be observed...
August 9, 2017: Population Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783508/thoughts-after-marital-conflict-and-punch-biopsy-wounds-age-graded-pathways-to-healing
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Stephanie J Wilson, Rebecca Andridge, Juan Peng, Brittney E Bailey, William B Malarkey, Janice K Kiecolt-Glaser
Thoughts and emotions following marital conflict have received little attention but almost certainly contribute to marriage's long-term health effects. Consistent with emotion theories of aging, we expected the effects of post-conflict thoughts on important neuroendocrine and immune outcomes, cortisol levels and full-thickness wound healing, to differ by age. An age-diverse sample of married couples received a punch biopsy wound and discussed a marital problem, then privately recorded their thoughts and rated their mood...
July 29, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783219/childcare-by-grandparents-in-married-and-cohabiting-couples-evidence-from-italy
#18
Silvia Meggiolaro
The process of union formation and the context of childrearing have profoundly changed with the spread of cohabitation in the last few decades. It is only recently that some attention has been paid to the implications of these changes for family ties. This study considers, with reference to Italy, a specific relationship between individuals in couples and their family of origin - childcare by grandparents. The aim of the paper is twofold. First, we investigate whether children of cohabiting couples are cared for by their grandparents to a lower extent compared to children of married couples...
August 7, 2017: British Journal of Sociology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782424/the-ideal-of-a-knowledge-society-in-dee-s-monas-hieroglyphica-1564-and-other-productions-by-willem-silvius
#19
Steven Vanden Broecke
It is well known that John Dee presented the Monas Hieroglyphica (1564) as the basis for a wholesale transformation of early modern knowledge culture - a claim that raises obvious issues of epistemic credibility. This paper discusses the social techniques that Dee proposed as a solution to these issues. First, our reconstruction of the "socio-epistemic imaginary" that Dee conveyed in the Monas shows how the marriage between a traditional rhetoric of secrecy and a courtly politicising of natural philosophy allowed Dee to invent social distinctions between credible and false purveyors of true knowledge...
August 6, 2017: Ambix
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782397/spousal-breadwinning-across-30-years-of-marriage-and-husbands-health-a-gendered-life-course-stress-approach
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Kristen W Springer, Chioun Lee, Deborah Carr
OBJECTIVE: Wives increasingly outearn their husbands, and gender relations theory suggests this arrangement may undermine men's well-being. We explore how long-term histories of spousal breadwinning may be associated with older men's self-rated mental and physical health, and risk of nine health diagnoses. METHOD: Using 30 years of couple-level income data from the Health and Retirement Study ( n = 1,095 couples), we use latent class analyses to identify six classes that differ with respect to the timing and level of wife breadwinning...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Aging and Health
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