The project on family and marraige aims to carry out original empirical research on marital and family stability and on parenting and how these relate to relational, health, and life outcomes for spouses and children. The project also aims to summarize the most rigorous research in this area that employs longitudinal designs to examine how decisions about marriage, divorce, parenting, and family structure relate to human flourishing outcomes such as health, happiness, character, meaning and purpose in life, financial stability, and close social relationships.
Publications on Family and Marriage
Chen, Y. Kubzansky, L., and VanderWeele, T.J. (2019). Parental warmth and flourishing in mid-life. Social Science and Medicine, 220:65-72.
Im, Y. and VanderWeele, T.J. (2018). The role of first-year maternal employment and paternal involvement in behavioral and cognitive development of young children. Infant Mental Health Journal, 39(4):449-465.
Chen, Y. and VanderWeele, T.J. (2018). Associations of religious upbringing with subsequent health and well-being from adolescence to young adulthood: an outcome-wide analysis. American Journal of Epidemiology, 187:2355–2364.
Chen, Y., Haines, J. Charlton, B., and VanderWeele, T.J. (2018). Positive parenting practices and offspring health and well-being in later life: an outcome-wide analysis. Technical Report.
Li, S., Kubzansky, L.D., VanderWeele, T.J. (2018). Religious service attendance, divorce, and remarriage among U.S. Nurses in mid and late life. PLoS One, 13(12): e0207778.