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Support Processes in Intimate Relationships$
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Kieran T. Sullivan and Joanne Davila

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195380170

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380170.001.0001

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Social Networks and Marital Stability Among Black American and White American Couples

Social Networks and Marital Stability Among Black American and White American Couples

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(p.318) chapter 13 Social Networks and Marital Stability Among Black American and White American Couples
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Support Processes in Intimate Relationships
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Edna Brown

Terri L. Orbuch

Artie Maharaj

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380170.003.0013

This chapter examines the effects of social networks on marital stability among Black American and White American couples, using data from the Early Years of Marriage Project. The authors highlight how support from the broader social network, especially from family and religious organizations, plays a role in marital stability, and how this role can differ for Black American and White American couples.

Keywords:   couples, family relations, marriage, race, social networks, social support

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